Hello 2016

I know we are a week in and I wasn’t really going to write a post like this this year but heck I have so much going on in my brain at the moment I hoped writing it all down would give me a clear head.

So 2015 was a tough year, possibly the toughest for me yet. I haven’t written much on the subject because well quite frankly I couldn’t find the words but in a nutshell my relationship with the girls dad broke down and I found myself at 23, a single parent to my three little princesses.

It was scary. 

There have been up’s and down’s and lots of me not really knowing what the hell was going on.
9 month’s ago I felt like I let my girls down because I couldn’t keep our family together. I felt stupid for thinking I had my happy ever after. But things change, people change and life moves on.

I feel a lot better now even writing it down helps but 2016 I plan to put it behind me and move forward with a fresh head no more thinking what if’s and how thing’s could have gone differently. Just concentrating on the things that are important to me – my girls, family, friends and building a career for myself.

For that reason I have set a couple of goals – I really don’t like the word resolution and these aren’t things I plan to do just for January or just for 2016 for that matter they are just things I want to make sure I am paying more attention to from this day forward.

  1. Focus, focus, focus – I have big ambitions in life. I know what I want and I know how to get there but focus is something that I sometimes struggle with. I often find myself being a little distracted by things that aren’t overly important and I waste far too much time and energy worrying about them.
  2. Adventure – In 2015 one thing I am proud of is being more outgoing, pushing boundaries and over coming anxiety, I flew a helicopter for goodness sake if you had told me that a few years ago I would of laughed at you! 2016 I want more of the same more adventure more laughs and more fun!
  3. Give a little back – I am incredibly fortunate to live the life I do, with three beautiful healthy children. I will admit I take it for granted at times I want to start giving back, working with charities that mean a lot to me and within the community. icelolly.com have just recently announced the winner of their holiday heroes competition which searched for members of the public that work hard in their communities, volunteer their time, or have overcome certain situations. This really inspired me. I am one for believing you get back what you put in so it’s about time I put some more in! resolutions

Do you have any goals for 2016? 

22 Comments

  1. January 6, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Happy New Year lovely, I have watched you go through this in this last year and you have dealt with it an inspirational way, always putting the girls first. I just know you have a great year ahead of you for your and the girls beautiful lady x
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  2. January 6, 2016 / 10:52 pm

    I think you’re amazing Amy, you are such a fantastic mama to those gorgeous girls, don’t ever feel like you don’t give them everything they need! I hope 2016 brings everything you are hoping for, onwards and upwards xx
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  3. January 6, 2016 / 11:13 pm

    You have adapted seamlessly into being a single Mum. You are so brave and SUCH an inspiration to other young Mums. Well done you – you should be proud of yourself… but the helicopter? I think you’re a nutter for that! Ha ha xx

  4. January 7, 2016 / 6:58 am

    Oh Amy, happy New Year lovely. I know that 2015 was a really tough year for you. But you also achieved so much. And you’ve also adapted amazingly to being a single mum. You never moan. But you glow with pride and love for your daughters. You should be so incredibly proud of yourself. I can’t wait to see what you can achieve in 2016. Hugs Lucy xxxx
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  5. January 7, 2016 / 7:26 am

    You have been incredible over the last year Amy: you have demonstrated incredible strength courage and resilience. You can do anything you want to do and your girls will be incredibly proud of you. Onwards and upwards.
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  6. January 7, 2016 / 10:15 am

    Happy New Year Amy! I follow you on Instagram and can see the joy on your gorgeous girls faces, don’t ever feel like you’ve let them down! Your goals for 2016 are brilliant, hope you achieve everything you want and more this year lovely xxx

  7. January 7, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    Good luck lovely – you have already shown that you have achieved SO much on your own, and you’re such an inspiration. So, may 2016 be one to go and get it all!!! Happy new year xxx

  8. January 7, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    Oh Amy, don’t ever feel like you’ve disappointed your girls and not given them everything they need. Regardless of the situation, they have two parents that love them very much and they are well looked after, that’s all they really need at the end of the day and you’re doing an amazing job so don’t be so hard on yourself mama. Here’s to a happier and better 2016! xxx
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  9. January 7, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    It was so refreshing to read this today Amy. My partner and I decided to go our separate ways recently and it’s still so secret that our family don’t yet know. I am terrified. But reading this has been a huge help. I love your goals for this year! You have so much drive and I need to take a leaf out of your book. At the moment I’m dwelling more on what went wrong rather than thinking about all the adventures I can have this year. xxx #love2blog
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  10. January 7, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    All the best for this brand new year, your goals sound excellent to me and achievable. I’m sure 2016 has some great things to look forward to 🙂 Take care xx
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  11. January 7, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    Bless you lovely I’m so sorry. You seem to have come out it so well though and you have shown how positive you are. I love your goals they are very similar to mine. I think giving back is so lovely and something I too would like to do. I also think focus is so important. You are an amazing lady with three girls too. Good luck for 2016 I am sure it is going to be an amazing year for you x

  12. January 7, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    Amy, you will achieve whatever it is you want to achieve. I truly believe that.

    I hope 2016 has even bigger and better things in store for you. xx

  13. January 7, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    I am sorry that you have had a really tough year Amy, it must have been really hard for you. I hope that you achieve all the goals you want to achieve in 2016 and I will continue to enjoy reading your gorgeous blog. x

  14. January 8, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Oh Amy! I am so sorry about your tough year lovely. Really hope 2016 will be a better year for you. Good luck sweetie x

  15. January 9, 2016 / 10:14 am

    Wishing you all the best for 2016 Amy. You’ve shown great strength in 2015 and I know you’ll rise to all the challenges 2016 brings your way too x

  16. January 10, 2016 / 12:28 am

    I’m a true believer that everything happens for a reason – you will find love and happiness 🙂

  17. January 13, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Sorry to hear that 2015 was so rubbish for you! You didn’t let your family down! I am sure they would rather you be happy than be sad, which they would pick up on!

    I hope 2016 is a better year for you.

    Sending hugs

    Laura x x x
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  18. January 18, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear 2015 was a tough year for you Amy. Your girls are very lucky to have such a strong and amazing Mama. You haven’t let them down at all, don’t ever think that. 2016 will be YOUR year and I hope it is wonderful for you and your little girls. xo

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