10 Things I’m Looking Forward To In 2016

10 Things I'm Looking Forward To In 2016

10 Things I’m Looking Forward To In 2016.. A whole new year to look forward to! I usually don’t have too much to look forward to as we enter each new year however so far 2016 seems to have a few things in store for us which I can not wait for. So here are My 10 things I’m looking forward to this year.

  1. Steroid injections in March I know it’s strange to look forward to a procedure like this but especially as the pain is creeping back again I’m hopeful they will help ease even a tiny bit of the pain to allow me to continue strengthening my core.
  2. The Easter holidays – Although we don’t particularly celebrate Easter as we aren’t religious in any way we do love to scoff a few choccy eggs! (Don’t we all!?) The holiday itself is a nice break for us and a chance to do things as a family. Things are looking slightly better financially so we are hoping to fit in a trip to London during the Easter hol’s to visit the science museum and anywhere else that takes the girl’s fancy. We haven’t had a chance to get out and do much with the girls & I intend on changing that this year!
  3. Eva’s 6th Birthday (10th May) – The last few years the majority of people have let Eva down on her birthday so last year we decided against a party. This year however I’ve decided we are going to do something different & take her & her friend out for the day to the zoo. If we have our own car by then it will probably be Colchester zoo otherwise we can all take the train & visit London zoo instead! ( 😀 I Love it when I have a back up plan!)
  4. The summer holidays (June-Sept) – Who doesn’t love it when the sun is shine and that alone is a perfect excuse to go out & enjoy it. I hurt so much when it’s cold it makes it hard for me to feel motivated enough to take the girls out much but in the summer I always make up for it.
  5. August – It’s part of the summer holidays but I love it for other reasons too! My brother turns 21 on the 5th, Izzy turns 2 on the 6th, and I turn 20… (6 D: ) on the 14th. It’s a big one for my brother this year and I fully intend on making sure he damn well enjoys it!
  6. Spending more time with my brother – In the last 2 weeks we have seen him 4 times, usually we see him maybe once every 2-3 months as he hides away when he is struggling but he seems to be realising now he can come to us no matter what & we will help in any way we can even if he just needs to be around people and chat nonsense 🙂
  7. Figuring out how to make pretty knitted & crocheted items – I’ve been knitting a few years now but never had the confidence to do anything other than a plain knitted blanket or scarf, this year I want to focus on my knitting a bit more & learn to crochet properly. (If you have any tutorials/patterns etc please Get in touch :D)
  8. Growing the blog – Getting back into blogging again has already helped me loads & it makes me really happy to see my followers growing and people actually reading my rambles. It makes me even happier when people like & comment too. I’m really enjoying blogging again & cant wait to see what progress I can make in 2016 & look forward to connecting with other bloggers too.
  9. Working with brands – I love product reviewing and testing all sorts of stuff from technology to food, toys to appliances, there’s very little I wouldn’t mind reviewing if I’m honest & after testing a Cake for Baker Day’s it’s reminded me just how much I loved doing this on my last blog.
  10. Learning to manage my pain – I am now under a pain management consultant who really seemed to listen on my first visit & has explained so much to me that although I still feel a little lost with it all after  we now have a plan in place to help me manage the pain and build my core strength back up. The plan so far is that I will see  my consultant every 8 weeks or so with steroid injections & physiotherapy alongside it and once I am able to manage the pain better I can work harder on building up my strength, in the meantime though I just need to keep active but not push myself so hard and actually rest when I need to.. easier said than done admittedly with 2 young children but I am at least trying to slow down!

So that’s my list (I love lists!) of 10 things I’m looking forward to this year, what are yours?

9 comments

    I love the idea of a list of happy things that are in store for you in the year to come! Sounds like you've got a cracking 2016 to look forward to!

    Mack and Bobal Waffle On | 2 years ago Reply

      Thank you :) I need to focus more on the positives & thought this was a great way to do it plus who doesn't love a list?! 😉

      relentlesslypurple | 2 years ago Reply

    I'm not an Easter person either so I understand what you mean with that. Summer is great for me as well because I get to do more stuff with my boys. I love your birthday idea for your daughter. I think she will get more memories from that than from having a party. Both of my boys' birthdays are right around Thanksgiving and Christmas so I don't get to plan parties every year. My youngest loves Laser Tag so I take him there but last year I did get to plan a party for him with Glow Mini Golf and he and his friends had lots of fun. This year it was low-key but still great! It's good to have a list of positive things to look forward to for the coming year. Happy New Year! #happydiaries

    nightwisprav3n | 2 years ago Reply

    Great list, and lots to look forward to!! I also see a pain management specialist this month and am looking forward to hopefully getting to a point where life is a little easier! Good luck! #happydiaries

    ljdove23 | 2 years ago Reply

      Thank you :) Good luck to you too I hope your appointment goes well & things get easier soon!

      relentlesslypurple | 2 years ago Reply

    Im looking forward to the warmer weather too. For me may is the best time of year, the glorious colours of new leaves makes my heart happy. I do crochet, so I can give you some tips on different stitches and patternsxx Thanks for sharing, Tracey xx #happydiaries

    The Anxious Dragon | 2 years ago Reply

      Warmer weather & beautiful colours everywhere always put a smile on my face :) Oh that would be brilliant thank you :D xx

      relentlesslypurple | 2 years ago Reply

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