Goodbye 2015

As is a custom on this day each year I wish you all a happy new year and wonder where the bloody hell 2015 went??  I am also picking up my keyboard, blowing the dust off and posting something on my blog, which hasn’t happened for some time!  I guess I just got fed up of always posting depressing reads and longed for the day I could post something positive that I wouldn’t have to take back a week later because my judgement of a situation maybe wasn’t quite the real deal.

But after an exhausting few months at work, various health scares and hospital visits for both myself and my friends and family I just didn’t feel like picking up the pen to fill you lovely people on yet another crappy moment of my life so I went quiet. But I did miss posting…and reading comments from my lovely readers lots.

Just a little round up of the festive season. 


Taking a glance back to my last New Years post, I actually have done lots of the things I said I would for which I’m very proud!  I have got a new job and even a promotion at that!  I finally moved house and, I (with help from my miracle worker/sleep consultant) even sorted out Charlottes sleep, meaning I had more me time and a happier daughter too!  I’m not sure I’ve yet learned what I should do with that time but that’s part of my goal for this year.

So on to 2016 and this time around my main goal is to say “no” more. 

My new mantra…

I am a people pleaser.  I am well aware of it and it’s a family trait. I like making other people happy, I like volunteering for things, and I like to keep busy.  I get a warm and schmushy feeling when I help out but I have begun to find that being this person all the time is actually detrimental to my health and wellbeing.  I book myself up to keep busy and help others and then moan because I don’t have enough time to keep on top of the day to day things that would help me live a calmer life. So, for once, I’m going to be selfish. Not in a’selfish bitch’ way but I’m going to come first for a while and look after me. (OK, let’s be honest, I’m always going to be second to Charlotte but that would be a major improvement!)

One of the things I enjoy doing is writing my blog and I’m hoping that I haven’t lost all my readers and I can pick up the pen and keep you posted.

Please let me know what your goals are for the year in the comments below and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break.


  1. Andrea

    02/01/2016 at 10:51 am

    Great read, Katie. Hats off to you for making the decision to not be so busy – you will look back this time next year and realise it was the best thing you could do. It’s not at all selfish – it’s very responsible and positive (it will also give you time to be spontaneous without fear of letting anyone down).

    I don’t make resolutions – I just make a promise to myself to try to be the best person I can be.

    Wishing you and Charlotte (and Sophie) a sparkly 2016.


    1. theperfectjuggler

      02/01/2016 at 11:15 am

      I love that. I think I need to be more specific with myself and focus more but hopefully, as you said, this one will allow me to do many other things on my wish list because I’ll have my head together, have the opportunity to get myself organised and have time available to use if I so desire.
      Happy new year to you too xxx

  2. beccysheffield

    04/01/2016 at 9:20 pm

    I made a similar commitment about a year ago… to do things that I wanted to do, and it turns out it benefits everyone…. you find you have more time to do things for other without feeling negative about it (if you want to!) and you end up doing some amazing things (like skydiving!). Cant wait to see how things go for you xxx

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