As you may have spotted, I’ve been a bit slack on the blogging front. Unfortunately this also equates to being a little slack on the “working on happiness” front. Life has been just steadily ticking along. That’s not meant I’ve been miserable, but it’s also not pushing towards creating the life I’m after.
2015 is fast disappearing which means it’s the time of year for reflection on the months past and planning for the new year ahead. I tend to have loads of resolutions each year, the usual “I’m going to be super fit”, “I’m going to stop eating all rubbish”, “I’m going to become a millionaire”, “I’m going to be practically perfect in every way, this is my year!”. You know, the ones that are massively unachievable and make you feel crappy when you don’t manage them.
Today I’ve mostly spent the day figuring out my plan for next year. Or at least trying to. Fixing my back has pretty much overtaken all thoughts for what I want to try and achieve for next year. So that’s top of the list!
I’ve realised that I really need to put myself and my wellbeing as my overall main priority next year. I tend to be the sort of person who wants everyone around me to be happy so I’ll cause myself unnecessary stress if it makes life easier for everyone else. It’s meant that over the years I’ve ended up overworked and exhausted. And that’s no good for anyone. So 2016 is all about taking care of myself.
What are your plans for 2016?
This past weekend I went to Disneyland Paris with the boy’s family. A place I hadn’t visited since a school trip back in Year 8. Yes, we went there on a school trip! I promise I didn’t go to a fancy school….
Early Friday morning we headed over to Ashford station to meet up with the family and jump on the Eurostar that takes you straight to the park. Why we haven’t been taking more advantage of the fact we live 20 minutes away from a train that takes you into Paris in 2 hours I don’t know!
Earlier in the year an old friend of mine posted a picture on Instagram of a tattoo he had designed that was up for grabs. A design that I loved and straight away pounced upon! I headed up to Leeds in July to make a 4 and a half hour start on my thigh.
Last Friday I went back for the 5 hour 2nd half and we are FINISHED! Look how beautiful it is! Excuse the fact its all swollen and still a little bit bloody…
In those 2 sessions I definitely realised that 3 hours is my comfort zone! Totally done for gigantic tattoos after this one, don’t think I can put myself through it again. It was totally worth it though…..
Tattoo by the insanely talented Steve Wade at All Seeing Eye