2020 has certainly been a year to remember. However, for us personally (and fortunately) it hasn’t been too bad and there has been plenty to be thankful for.
The events of 2020 have been a catalyst for evaluating, prioritising and appreciating and also for looking ahead.
With that in mind here are some ‘resolutions’ inspired by the last year. Of course, these are aside from the perpetual eat healthier and drink less booze ones. In no particular order…
- Don’t put off plans unnecessarily – we learnt in 2020 just how easily plans can be scuppered
- Take any opportunity to travel (it doesn’t even need to be far) – it felt so amazing coming out of lockdown and being able to have a fantastic summer holiday, which we appreciated all the more. We also managed to squeeze in a half-term short UK trip. It felt such a blow when travel was restricted again
- Get the girls Italian passports – having an EU passport will enable our daughters to live and work in the EU far more easily should they choose to in the future. I just need to muster the mental strength to go through the process
- Have a more seize the day attitude
- Stop checking social media and my emails on my phone so much
- Separate work time and leisure time – try not to get distracted with non-work stuff during working hours and vice versa during family time
- Don’t sweat the small stuff – life really is too short and I need to carry on prioritising what really matters. It’s easier said than done for someone who’s a bit pedantic
- My eldest daughter said she wants to save more money (she’s a bit of a spendthrift). I was always a saver as a kid, so this pleases me immensely. We’re starting on the penny challenge TODAY
- On a professional front, try to get over my imposter syndrome and out of my comfort zone
- Do something just because – maybe a new hobby
- Don’t feel pressurised into responding to non-urgent texts, WhatsApps, emails etc immediately
- Take more time to stop and smell the roses
Happy New Year all!!