My promises (not resolutions) for the year ahead

Stop and reflect

I am choosing to be optimistic, looking ahead to the new year and making promises to carry me through. Guide me. To stand by. I am not one to dwell on the past, to think over the failings of the year gone by. Instead I used this time to stop and reflect. To recognise how much I and we have overcome this year. Tis the season to look ahead. To focus on the things we can control. To be positive.

One thing I am not doing this year is setting lots of goals which merely add pressure. I am not going to add pressure by comparing my experiences to others. Especially on social media. Or pretend to be okay if I am indeed not.

For me it’s all about balance. About being real but also about setting goals. I’ve never really been one to make New Years Resolutions, or at least I have tried in the past and failed. Since becoming a family, making promises to each other is something I love to do together – it’s really fun and always a nice thing to do on January 1st. This year I thought I would make my own list.

And so…


My promises (not resolutions) for the year ahead

1. Find my love again for fitness, looking after my body and for eating healthy. I’ve struggled with my motivation to exercise this year.

2. To go on many adventures with my family – riding our bikes, camping, walking and hopefully flying to new countries

3. To continue building a successful business, to challenge the industry standard

4. To focus on the positives, and to continue as we did in 2020 and enjoy the simple things in life together as a family

5. Keep my circle small, focus only on friendships with those who add something to my life. Removing all negative relationships



But, above all treat people with kindness. To respect boundaries. To have faith in others, enjoy conversation and to love my family with all my heart. Will you be setting any goals? Perhaps setting your own My promises (not resolutions) for the year ahead.


KA x x

The KA Edit
The KA Edit

I’m Kerri-Ann or KA as my friends call me, always found with a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other. I have a huge passion for photography, fitness, fashion and family travel. I started this blog in 2014. It began as my creative outlet after becoming a mummy to our little boy George Archie. I started out blogging about parenting and over the years it has evolved into a blog that covers lifestyle, fashion, family and travel. Today TheKAEdit is ultimately a life and style blog. Thank you for reading x x

1 Comment

  1. Kelly Glen
    2nd January 2021 / 7:19 am

    This is definitely a more positive idea to set promises and to not put to much pressure on ourselves. I think we could all do with having a better year.

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