I can’t quite believe I’m writing this, but Happy 2013 everybody! Time really has flown by recently, hasn’t it? Sorry for my lack of blogging lately, but I hope you all had a lovely time celebrating Christmas and the New Year.
This time of year generally means that people are full of good intentions and great plans for what this year will mean to them. As much as I’d love to pretend that I’m not mentally compiling lists of all the things that I’d like to achieve this year, sadly that isn’t the case. I say sadly because I always feel as though we all put far too much pressure on ourselves at this time of year when really what most of us would like to be doing is hunkering down with our loved ones and taking a deep breath that the madness of Christmas is over with for another year (that’s not to say I don’t LOVE Christmas by the way, it’s just bloomin’ exhausting!)
I’m trying to my expectations fairly low this year seeing as we’ll be joined by our new addition to the family at the end of the month. Trying to take achieve a million and one things with a new baby sounds like a recipe to disaster to me – I’ll either end up disappointed in myself or else completely and utterly stressed. I have a tendency to take on too much as it is, let alone when sleep deprivation and trying to get to grips with parenthood are thrown into the mix too.
So rather than trying to take up a new hobby, exercise at least three times a week and go on at a date each week with my husband, this year I’m just hoping to do my best. And if that means that end up wearing my pyjamas for days on end while I get to grips with caring for a newborn or only blogging a couple of times a month then so be it.
You’ll have noticed the blog has been rather quiet of late. To be perfectly honest with you I’m finding the late months of pregnancy so damn tiring that I barely have enough energy to get through the day, let alone find the time to have a post a day ready and waiting for you to read. I’ve decided I need to make some changes to Tulips & Tea and the way that I blog. It’s been on my mind for a little while now, and I’m still deciding exactly what these changes are going to entail, but rest assured as soon as I know, you’ll know.
Until then, thank you so much for your continued support – it means a lot!