This plus that equals…. Excitement
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week it’s all about excitement. I seem to spend a lot of time just going through the motions and trying to keep my head above water. Last year I decided to change that and now I have loads to be excited about.
I got to thinking last year that I wasn’t at the top of anyone’s priority list, not even my own. That realisation made me me a bit sad. In fact it made me really sad. Not that others never put me first, though of course that is upsetting, but why would they when I couldn’t even do it.
So I took a positive change and put myself first for once. I started taking time out for just me. Going out with friends even if that made life awkward for my husband, he would have to cope. I started walking and doing yoga and being healthier. I even started to spend a bit of money on myself. Hello Gin Box subscription.
There was a lot of excitement in putting myself first and in many ways it has lead to everything I’m about to write about.
For the last few years the only holidays we have had have come directly from the blog. That has been fabulous and I am so lucky, dare I say it…. #blessed. But those holidays are indeed holidays for the boys, for me they are a lot of work. Fun work, but work nonetheless.
It’s not work I’m going to stop, we have some amazing trips lined up this year with the fabulous Herbert Woods boating on the Norfolk Broads and Bluestone, exploring the Welsh countryside. L was really little the first time we boated with Herbert Woods, so I can’t wait for him to be a bot more aware this time round and it was Christmas last time we stayed at Bluestone, so I can’t wait to see what it’s like in the summer.
Excitingly though, especially for me, we’ve booked a break to Turkey. No work involved, though of course I’ll write about it, I won’t be able to hold myself back! All inclusive, so no cooking or cleaning. A new place for me so that will keep my travelling urges at bay for a while and the first time on a plane for L.
To be fair, this is as stressful as it is exciting. Honestly it’s verging on being more stressful than exciting at the moment. But we’ve really put the wheels in motion. Plans are drawn up, builders are quoting and the mortgage is in progress. All that stuff is the stressful stuff. I can’t even think about the actual upheaval.
Excitingly though this will mean a larger living space with room for a dining table, maybe an odd thing to be excited about but I’m fed up eating off our laps. It will also mean a cupboard, a large one, a place to hide all our coats, shoes, cleaning equipment and maybe even some filing, whoop.
The most exciting part is the spare room as it will be mine, well kind of. It will be a spare room (futon), extra storage room (wardrobes), blog workspace (desk and chair), craft area (draws and more draws) and quite area that I can do yoga and meditate in peace. It will be amazing.
Going to gigs was something we used to do all the time. Since we have had L we’ve only been to see one band that I can think of. Unless you count chilling out to Justin Fletcher and Dick and Dom at Jimmy’s Farm Festival, which to be clear, I do not.
It’s for several reasons. There haven’t been many tours we’ve been interested in and the bands coming to Norwich seem to have really dropped. Well at least the ones we’re interested in. Finding childcare is a hassle and then there’s affording it, there’s always been something else more sensible to spend our money on.
This year I have put my foot down, in a big way. We are seeing Feeder, Fall Out Boy and Foo Fighters this year. Just because I really, really wanted to, and I need to things I want to a bit more.
I am excited to see them all. Feeder will see me catching up with an old friend, Fall Out Boy means a tick off the bucket list and Foo Fighters are just always amazing and I cannot wait to see them again.
This year now feels full of hope and promise. It’s going to be a hard year. L will start school, that will be tough on me. We’re going to be busy. So, so busy. There will be plenty of planning, organising and going without to finance everything,
Ultimately though I’m feeling more excited than I have in a long, long time. We have so much to look forward to and 2018 is shaping up to be awesome.
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