My Quest to be Groovy

Monday, 6 January 2014

My Quest to be Groovy

I have never really been described as Groovy, but thanks to Kate on Thin Ice I'm going to give it a go! Last year I struggled a lot with my desire to be a perfect wife, mother and housekeeper. I failed miserably on all accounts as it's bloody hard looking after 3 young boys with a husband that works away much more than I would like. Being groovy is all about getting back to being who you want to be. The only way I can do it is in small steps. I have a massive list of things that I need to do. Last year did teach me a few things though. Firstly I need to exercise to help reduce my stress levels. Secondly I enjoy making things so I should do more of this. I really enjoyed making Santa sacks for the boys out of some off cuts and the boys old clothing.

Santa sack using old sleepsuits


Thirdly I would like a tidier house, and this can be done - it just won't happen overnight.
So in my quest to be groovy again, I will set myself some small targets this week. I will go to the gym 3 times this week (1 down 2 to go!)
I will declutter 2 bags of "stuff."
I will start making the pirate pin board for middle man's room.
I will go on a rare date with my husband and enjoy it being the two of us. Well that's a lie it is his work's party, but it will be us without the boys and we will have a taxi ride home to chat.

If you want to be groovy too - head over to Kate's blog.

8 comments:

celebratingmums said...

Thanks so much for joining in. It is all about those little steps and over time they add up in the most magical way. I am on the decluttering quest too and feeling so much better for it. I am making a chart of daily jobs for the family tomorrow so it does not fall quite so heavily just on me. You are clever with the making things. I bet people would buy such things from you - just a thought. Enjoy the date night! @kateonthinice

Sarah @apartyofseven said...

looking forward to seeing the groovy you at BML x

Lauren James said...

This is so relatable - I'm also a mother of 3 and my partner works long, permanent night shifts so 5 days a week I'm pretty much on my own! Good luck with your goals :-)

SJ❤ said...

Amazing goals, I'm with you on the exercise one x The santa sack looks awesome too x

Jocelyn (@ihavecards) said...

Great goals - best of luck with them x

2MPlum1 said...

I think that being self aware about the little things that can make a difference - ie, exercise to reduce stress levels is really useful. I like the way you've identified some small targets too - good luck with them! #groovymums @Mummy_Plum

Sara said...

I want to start a date night with my hubby too

Glasgow Mummy said...

I think it's great to start with small goals. I've made the mistake of setting big ones, and I'm not sure that they're going to be realistically achievable. Decluttering feels great... I took another boot load of stuff to the tip this weekend and feel so much better for it! Hope you had a good week x