So. The new year arrives, and with it, new motivation to do better, be better, get more right and less wrong, and make more progress on goals that are important to me.

In light of the fact that I now have two beautiful kids, have been officially married for 10 years, am off teaching for another 2 years, and currently weigh over 100kgs, well, there are some pretty obvious goals I have in mind for this year.

Be the best mum I can be – being a mum is the best and worst thing I have ever done, and it takes effort to manage myself and my kiddies on little sleep and sometimes little motivation. Keeping them healthy, learning and happy is really important.

Be the best wife I can be – hubby is a good man, two years into his own business and doing great, and could do with a little more appreciation from his busy wife.

Losing weight – the old cliche new years resolution haha. But it’s here because I’m not having any more kiddies and so I don’t have any me excuses. Now that I’ve experienced the not-joy of giving myself insulin injections during my last pregnancy, I wish to avoid diabetes and need to get back to a healthy BMI. Like, yesterday. Ha.

Deepening friendships. I’m not sure if everyone struggles the way I do to find regular time for friends and family, but I need to do better at keeping in touch and making time for the people who are important to me.

Improving my spiritual walk. Sigh, this should be first, but I struggle to make the time. I’m sure that’s the trap, lol. I need to do a regular devotional and make more effort to get to church with the kiddies. I also need to start my day with God so I can be a bit more deliberate about facing things positively and well.

So. Repeat after me: there is nothing wrong with a new start. This year gives me yet another chance to refresh my goals and focus on what’s important.  Bring on 2017. I’m ready.