Lately I’ve been feeling very, very blah. And by blah I mean irritated, annoyed, and generally sad.
I think I’ve been feeling like this because the emphasis on this time of year is to spend time with those you love, and the majority of those that I love are in Australia.
In order to get over these feelings and appreciate the good in this year, I’ve decided to take a look at my top 5 favourite moments of 2017.
1. Watching Ryan grow
I’m very lucky to have a healthy, happy little boy (I hope this never changes!) This year has seen Ryan grow from a five month old baby who hadn’t started eating solids, to a 16 month old cheeky, adventurous, eating machine little human, who is the love of my life. I’m very lucky that I’m able to spend as much time with him as I do, and I’m excited to share with you our adventures in 2018.
2. Mel saying yes to the UK
There’s no way that I could have moved to the UK if Mel didn’t say she’d join me. Having her here was the biggest help I could have received in adjusting to this new life.
3. Checking out Amsterdam
Still on the topic of Mel, we got to spend some sister time in Amsterdam in March (well, sister and Aunty time as Ryan joined us). I’ll be doing a post about Amsterdam soon, but the highlights of this place were chips, chips, more chips, and windmills.
4. Living in Windsor
I was extremely lucky to live in Windsor for the majority of the year. Its shopping packed town centre was a massive drawcard. I also made a really close friend there, and I’m hoping that we, and our sons, will be friends for life.
5. Blogging – properly this time
Moving away from friends has given me a lot of spare time; time that I’ve decided would be best spent re-energising this blog. This year I realised that I needed to do something just for me, something apart from motherly duties. So, I’ve redesigned the blog a bit and will focus on four categories, which are life, parenting, organisation, and travel.
I still can’t believe that another year is nearly over, and what a year it’s been!
I hope I’m in a better headspace in 2018. Usually by now I would have set one little word to drive my intention for the year ahead, but I haven’t yet. (If you’d like to learn more about this then please visit here, here, here, or even here).
I’m still undecided on whether to set goals for 2018 or take it as it comes, so stay tuned for this one.
I’d love to hear about your favourite moments of 2017, and if you have any ideas on how to be more positive about the year ahead please let me know.