Hi everyone *waves shyly*.
Sorry I’ve been MIA. When I finished work for the year a week or so ago, I was overwhelmed with a sudden urge to drop everything. Actually, that’s not right. It wasn’t an urge. I had no choice in the matter. I was physically and mentally exhausted. It was as if my body and mind wouldn’t let me do another single thing.
I needed to give myself some time to breathe. I wanted to spend time with Dave and my girls, do those things around the house that I’ve been putting off all year, read a book, immerse myself in Offspring and the Kardashians, spectacularly fall off the sugar wagon (I didn’t want to do this, obviously, it just kinda happened), and most of all, just be.
I have been relishing the time to slow down and throw routine (as much as a routine Nazi can) out the window. Dave has been building a back deck for us, so we haven’t been doing anything majorly exciting. It’s just nice to let the kids sleep in, have meals together, and not have to rush around.
As I potter around with the girls, taking them to the pool, the park, and the library, I’ve been letting my mind wander. I’ve been reminiscing about the year that was and have been putting a great deal of thought into what it is I want for me and my family in 2014.
There is something hopeful about a new year.
It is a chance to start afresh with renewed enthusiasm, energy and positivity. It is filled with promise and the exhilaration of the unknown.
As I prepare to launch into 2014, my stomach is filled with butterflies in anticipation of the year to come.
I feel a little more excited than usual about the year ahead. I can only put this down to feeling more content with myself these days. When I started this blog just under eight months ago, I was suffocating in a mummy fog and desperately feared that I had lost sight of me. In starting this blog I have realised my heart’s purpose and remembered what lights the fire in my belly.
I feel a little more grounded now and more at peace with the person I am becoming. My self-acceptance and confidence is returning and with this it seems I am rediscovering the insatiable need I had in my twenties to challenge myself, to learn, grow, and experience life.
Believe me I still have a long way to go, but I feel like I’m on the right path now. (Previously I’d just been wandering aimlessly in the bushes off the path).
As 2013 comes to a close, I will continue to cherish this time I have with my three loves and be a little quiet on the blog to prepare myself for a new year full of opportunity, possibility, milestones, love, happiness, and the inevitable challenges that life can sometimes bring.
Thank you to each and every single one of you who have supported my little blog this year. The connections I have made and encouragement I have received fuels me to continue writing. I can only hope that in the new year I can give back even just a little of what my readers have given me.
As Pip from Bub Sweat and Tears and my husband Dave say, see you on the flip side xx
Today I am linking up with the gorgeous Zanni from My little sunshine house for Sunshine Sunday.