Friday 30 December 2016

Looking Back 2016

2016 has flown by, I can't believe that in the next couple of days we are heading into 2017. Looking back there have been many challenging and fun moments of 2016, within the world at large, personally and blog wise.

2016 saw my eldest son head into secondary school,  we attended a stunning family wedding and my hours at my long term job also changed, I'm also working an additional job, which has been tiring but extremely rewarding, it's amazing how positive feedback can lift and elevate you, it's nice to feel appreciated and know that you are making an impact. 2016 also saw me step up and take on a community role as a local committee member which has been another eye-opening experience that I'm enjoying. (although I'm sure they chose me as I'm such a good moaner).

Blogging wise it's been another great year working with some amazing people and brands, full of great experiences with the family and many great memories that we can fondly look back on, it's hard to pick a favorite as each day and experience has been amazing in its own right, I certainly feel blessed to experience so many great things with those that I love, no matter how big or small. I've defiantly enjoyed the challenge of running a blog, family, working and committing myself to the local community, sometimes I actually think I thrive on the manic-ness of it all.

Life can seem tough at times, and like most I've had some up and downs in 2016, but the lessons that I have learned stand me in good stead for the future. I'm certainly grateful for some of the missed opportunities that didn't happen knowing that sometimes the things that we think we want to happen, are not always for the best thing for our life at that time!!! For me my kids have always been my first priority and come before my job and career. every cloud really does have a silver lining! it's just sometimes we don't see it, and we need to step back and see things for what they really are, I'm grateful I have been blessed to see the blessings even when things do go wrong!!! or in this case right.

I'm sure next year will have some challenges as well as more amazing experiences.Thank you to all of my lovely readers and the supportive blogging communities.Thank you to all of the clients, brands and press relations people that I have worked with over the past year. But the biggest THANK YOU is to my much-loved family for putting up with me and my crazy ways x