Hello lovely readers! Before you continue to read, it is important to note that I write the majority of this at the start of 2021, but I felt it was important to take a look back at the year, despite all of its issues.
On January 1st, I turned 33 and although I don’t make resolutions per se, because they’re made to be broken, I have thought carefully about some things I’d like to achieve this year, that I wanted to share with you.
Just FYI: I began writing this post just after NYD and then the restrictions came into force. It’s now December 2021 and I’m reflecting – see the changes in bold.
Become more confident at work
Experiences early on in my teaching career led me to believe I was a 💩 teacher. Interestingly, it’s a feeling that never leaves. I get huge anxieties over whether I’m good enough at my job and how the children I teach are getting on. I know I am doing the best that I can but that doesn’t stop imposter syndrome being a thing in my world.
I’m so lucky to have a wonderful work family, who are literally like family to me. We work so well together and I’ll be forever grateful for how much they’ve given me. So that’s the goal – become more confident! I’ve decided that whenever I feel crap, I just need to look back and see how far I’ve come!
December 2021 – I think it’s safe to say that this goal has been 100% achieved. I have thrown myself into my work and I know I’ve come such a long way. My work colleagues and family have contributed massively to this so if any of my ST@R family are reading, I love ya!
Keep up with a fitness regime
As you know, I love Clubbercise and the classes are continuing online but they’re just not the same on my eyes and I can’t get motivated to exercise in this way.
I’ve taken to walking – in as many amazing places as possible! The Humber Bridge and the surrounding area is probably my favourite as there is so much to do and to see.
December 2021 – another thing to check off of my list! Not only have I upped the exercise but I absolutely love it now. Often, you’ll find me walking in different locations but rather surprisingly, I have a gym membership and I attend 4 times a week minimum. One of my favourite things to do at the gym is Spinning!
Continue the skin care and self care ❤️
This year, I vouched to myself that I would take care of myself. It’s something i made more time for last year and I would so often put myself last to work, housework and sometimes even Instagram, as ridiculous as that sounds!
I love to use a range of products and mix things up. I adore YogNog and Snow Fairy by Lush.
December 2021 – ah, something I did not achieve. I took care of myself in most ways but one thing that did suffer was my facial skin. I have rosacea and it has flared up massively this year. It is the top of my list to make sure I take care of next year.