2017 has been one of the most difficult and challenging years for me and to move completely on from it isn’t going to be easy. What the past year has taught me is that it’s ok not to be perfect, its ok to feel down, it’s ok to admit defeat in situations and what will be will be, but as long as you can go on with your head held high you’re doing a fab job in life.
Trying to be the best mum to my beautiful children while my heart was breaking was one of the hardest things to ever deal with. Having the support of my very little family, my small circle of friends and understanding work colleagues made it slightly easier. Going from a strong family unit to a single working Mum was a shock to the system to say the least, but thinking about this past year its only made me stronger.
Santa Visit at Dobby’s Garden Centre 2017
I like to keep my circles small but old friendships blossomed and new friendships started. To be completely honest I wouldn’t be in the mind-set I am today if it wasnt for my girls.
Family is everything to me and I am the person I am today because of them. My family is very small but to me that’s all I need. reconnecting with loved ones was important to me and it’s felt like no time has passed. I’m ever so grateful to have those family members in our lives and the support they have given me.
Despite all the heartbreak and the challenges there has been many positives too. I took my children on holiday, I attended my first bloggers event at INTU Milton Keynes and connected with some lovely people. I have watched my Son’s confidence grow with help from his amazing teacher and through his new love of gymnastic. Seeing my shy anxious boy shine in not one but two gymnastic competitions has definitely been one of the highlights of this past year. Seeing my Daughter start Pre-School and having the added benefit of being part of her school learning through my job is such an amazing feeling. Watching her excitement build up for her starting gymnastics and seeing my cute diva walk along a beam is heartwarming.
I’ve set myself so many goals for 2018, some I will complete and some I wont but as long as I keep at it, through the highs and lows and remember it’s all for my children. That’s all I can do.
I’d love to say thank you to all my loved ones old and new, you truly mean the world to me.
I hope everyone has an amazing New Year however you are celebrating and lets work hard and smash 2018.
Until next time