New Year Bucket List

I don’t set New Years resolutions anymore, I just cant stick to something for a whole year -maybe thats why only 8% of people actually stick to them!

The new year, as cliche as it may sound IS such a great time to reflect and prioritise what you want from your life!! I’m so excited to begin 2018!!

Instead this year I am making a years Bucket List.  Smaller goals that i can tick off (love the ticking off part!!) throughout the year, but can also be up-dated/changed because priorities can change!! I have a work column, to do and to have column.

I have alot of work goals!! I want to up my freelance work as a VA and grow my business, so this column will be pretty full for me!! This year I’m determined to rock it!!!

The to do column is more fun-adventures I want to have and other things I want to do! Yes it will include the boring old ‘get healthy’ but also finally learning to play my ukulele and a family trip to Rotorua.

As for the to have.. disclaimer I Love Stuff!!! So I have to add it to my bucket list so I can make shit happen!!! New couch here I come.

I always say lets make this the best year so far! That way each year can keep getting better and better. 

2018 is my year!!! And it can be your year too xx

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Friendship 

Making friends when your an adult is alot like dating.  You eye up the ladies in the room, decide who you think could be an awesome fit and attempt small talk. If this seems to go well you swap numbers and organize meeting for a drink.

It’s scary-and not as easy as you think! And if your new to a small town alot of the ladies have been friends forever and have there clicks sorted.

I have a million acquaintances, some great friends online and I’m lucky enough to have an amazing family and husband -but I dont have many really close girlfriends like the ones I see on T.V.  I watch those shows and feel like I’m really missing out on something everyone should have!

I see alot of women reaching out online looking for friends so it must be more common than I thought. Motherhood can be really isolating, I had my babies quite young and lost most of my friends in the prosess-and being a stay at home Mum means you lose the friends you’d make in the workplace.

Maybe they should make an App like Tinder- but for Mums looking for new friends! (They probably have-if you know what it’s called let my know!!)

So with the New Year approaching I’m really going to try and form closer friendships.  So reach out ladies!! With social media we never have to feel alone-and I’d love to connect with some like minded bitches xx

Learning to ‘Do You’

Not just a Mum

I had my first baby when I was 21, an age where I was just beginning to discover who I was. From the moment my precious boy was born I fully emersed myself in the role of Motherhood, he was followed by my daughter 3.5 years later and my Motherhood journey continued.

Now my kids are older (8 and 11) and are at an amazing age where they are a lot more independent and have mini-lives of there own and I’m left to ponder “who am I, other than a mother and wife”.

The answer is I don’t know. I have lost myself along the way, so it’s become my mission to find ‘me’ again.

It’s harder than it sounds, I don’t even know what I like to do apart from things with the kids and my responsibilities, and I have no idea how to put myself first.

So this is my new mission in life.  I am going to do me, focus on me and find my passions.  I’m going to learn to spend money on myself, instead of just my kids and husband-I’m going to give myself permission to spoil myself.

And I’m going to try new things, and try and discover my passions. I’ve signed up for a watercolour art class and pottery class -even this was hard (I’m not shy, but I am quite an introvert)

Sometimes Mums need permission to put themselves first, because once the kids are grown your left with yourself! I want to be someone I would want to hang out with.  I want to get my hair and nails done and have adventures. I want my days to be full and not just busy.

I’m going to aim to try one new thing a week-even if it’s something small and I would love you to hold me accountable. I’ll share with you a monthly round up of my journey and hopefully inspire you to ‘do you’ to.

Casey x

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