February is here and every shop window is filled with red and white! Our social media feeds are flooded with lovely gift ideas and its all there to celebrate the big day on the 14th of February!
There’s no doubt that Valentine’s day is way over commercialised. But at the same time I love that it gives us the opportunity to celebrate with those we love. It’s just a sweet reminder to show the ones we love how we really feel!
It’s been a while since Kurt and I actually went on a date night for Valentine’s day. We’ve been celebrating with the kids over the last few years. This year, we may just change that!
If I’m going to be honest with myself and you – last year I was stretched too thin.
I had so many balls in the air last year that by the time I went on leave in December, I was so burnt out. My body felt it. My lower back was in a complete spasm. I felt exhausted all the time and I could literally just sleep all day every day! My body was literally forcing me to relax and take it easy.
While on leave I read a few books, one being Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown and it’s just what the Doctor ordered!
For the first time in a very long time I can say that we had a proper staycation. We didn’t do much, just lounged around at home. Basically just swim, eat, relax and repeat. It was more than relaxing to say the least and I can honestly say that I feel my body has rebooted.
But on the other hand, there were a couple of cons which makes me want to plan our next Summer holiday right now!!! Before I do that, I think I should list all the pro’s and con’s and see which option is best for my family
If I had to describe 2019 in a five words, I would have to say it was all about learning and growth but not in the typical book smart way. It was all lessons I learned about myself.
I share quite a bit about me and my family and our day to day life on my platforms, but there’s actually a lot that I haven’t shared this year. There were so many highlights and a couple of low lights too, just like anyone else.
I however prefer focusing on the positive so (yes I do however acknowledge and learn from these things, that’s key) but I thought I’d do a recap of some of the fun things I’ve done and celebrated this year and perhaps mention 1 or 2 things I haven’t before: