Hello 2015!

Yesterday I wrote about 2014 and everything that happened during the year. I must admit I’ve been a little sad to say goodbye to it as it was just such an amazing year for me but I’m hoping 2015 is just as good. 2014 was all about Lyra being born and becoming parents. We were just getting acquainted and there was no real plan which was lovely but now we’ve settled in I’d like to be a little more intentional this year. Here are a few things I’d like to focus on in 2015:

Finding ‘myself’ again

I think that it’s very easy when you have a child to be so totally wrapped up in being a mum that you forget who you are away from them. Obviously it’s a good thing to be focused on your child but I also believe that it’s beneficial for everyone if you are happy in yourself. I’m starting work again in a few days and it has forced me to think about myself away from Lyra. Who am I now and what do I want? In 2015 I want to give myself a little time to spend how I please (hopefully) without feeling guilty whether it be taking a bath, reading or blogging.

Family time

2014 was full of so many wonderful trips and adventures as a family but since I was on maternity leave it was easy to do. This year we will need to plan and make the effort to do so and I really hope that we can. We won’t have many days off all together at all so I want to squeeze all of the family time that I can out of those we do. We do already have a couple of little adventures in the pipeline which I’m very excited about! I’d also like to spend a little more time with Matt this year. Lyra is such an important part of our family but Matt and I are the foundation and I want to make sure that we remain strong. Neither of us like being away from Lyra for too long but I’d like to have a few more dates in 2015.

Improve my photography

Unsurprisingly that with Lyra’s birth I took more photos in 2014 than I ever have before. As she’s getting more mobile though I’m finding it really difficult to get a nice picture of her so I really want to learn more about photographing children. I am desperate to document Lyra’s childhood and fill our walls with happy memories. I want to get more photos of the three of us together as one of us is usually behind the camera so I’m going to try and get one family photo a month. Taking photos is something I really enjoy so if anyone could recommend any books or tutorials to help me learn more I’d be very grateful!

And that’s it. I don’t want to set any strict resolutions as really, when it comes down to it, all that I actually want is for my family to be happy and healthy. If we get a year anywhere close to 2014 I’d feel so incredibly blessed. Although I certainly wouldn’t say no to a new job for my husband and another pregnancy by the end of the year. We have so much to look forward to this year, Matt turns 40, Lyra turns one and hopefully we have our first overseas family holiday. I can’t wait. Bring it on.

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