With a new year comes the chance to look towards the next 12 months, and think about how you want the year to look. Like many of you, we like to think of the new year as a way to start fresh – a chance to think of goals, and set out to achieve them.
Our new home:
We’re planning to start putting our own stamp on our new house over the coming years, and this year our biggest focuses are to:
Completely renovate the bathroom
Renovate the kitchen to enhance the current space (until we can do a larger renovation in a few years’ time)
Tidy up the garden so that we can hopefully enjoy spending time in it once the summer months come around.
Overall for our house the goal this year is to start to make it feel like it really is ours. We’re extremely excited to start turning it into our forever home.
Health and fitness:
This is a big one for us this year, as it’s something we’ve let slide recently. We’re keen to start focusing more on our health, so our main goals are:
To drink more water, and not just when we’re thirsty.
To cut back on alcohol – we got really into making cocktails during lockdown, but we’d like to limit how many we’re making.
To go to bed at a more reasonable time – we’re both night owls, so staying up past 12 is a common occurrence – not the best thing when the alarm goes off the next morning!
We’d love to start incorporating more of a plant based diet into our lifestyle – perhaps a few times a week.
Finding an exercise routine, we actually enjoy – we’d love to eventually convert our garage into a small gym. But for now the plan is to just start moving!
The combination of the winter months and lockdown have led to us spending more time than ever binge watching TV. We have a number of hobbies we’d love to pursue:
Reading more books – we were both avid readers growing up, but recently that’s slipped.
Getting more into our blog and social media sites – starting up the page last year was a real mood lifter for us both, and a way to remember our love of travel during lockdown.
Trying out new recipes, both sweet and savoury, as way to get out of a food rut.
If COVID restrictions allow for it – we’d love to explore more of Ireland.
It’s a lot of goals to set out for ourselves, and we may fall short on some – but we think setting it out in a list helps hold us accountable. Perhaps we’ll do a 6-month review in June!
Do you have any goals for the new year? If so what are they?
Brianna and Iain.