Before I hang up my laptop for the festive season I just wanted to swing in and say thanks.
Thank you for being here and reading and chatting and involving yourself in my online world. It is a much nicer place when I am not just chatting to a computer screen. I love seeing you so… thanks!
I’m really not sure what to say about 2016. The end of the year, which has me feeling like I have tumbled down a hill hitting every bump and patch of gravel seems to be overshadowing some amazing fun had during all the other months.
I’m trying to remind myself of all the good because there was lots of it. Like I was seriously made a finalist in the BUPA Blog Awards and flew down to Melbourne to celebrate with some fabulous people, AMAZEBALLS! Also I was able to have a tonne of fun with some of my online friends at Problogger, never mind actually learning a lot too. Oh and you know, my little podcast signed on with Jackrabbit.FM which I had made as a goal of mine for the year.
Home life saw me rejig the scales a little bit to tilt a little more in that direction. I reminded myself that essentially I am a stay at home mum (in the most positive light) and I’m supposed to be shaping two little minds so maybe I need to take that a bit more seriously. In a job that I used to work at we would write a little acronym, DFIU beside VIPs. Don’t Fuck It Up. I feel like I mentally wrote DFIU in black pen beside the kids names at the beginning of the year. I needed to give more time (actual exclusive time, not in between everything else) to the kids than what I was so I did and feel so much better for it.
If you had asked me what I had planned for 2017 a month or so ago I would have given you a far different answer than what I am thinking today. Family life will definitely be on the forefront again and how my work life fits around that, I’m not sure yet. I’m still figuring things out.
What I do know is, I can write and plan and think I have it all sorted, but I don’t. Ultimately, fate decides.
It’s your destiny, Destiny!
Be kind, it just flew out there. I think I have watched Finding Dory three times in the last 48 hours. Not that I am complaining about it.
When I close this laptop tonight (or perhaps tomorrow night) I hope to get in my head for a bit. Sometimes it is nice to play around in there. Rearrange the furniture and all that. As long as it’s just for a short stay.
I hope whatever dreams you have for 2017 become your reality and in the meantime have a most joyful Christmas.
And if you plan on mapping out your year over the holidays, don’t forget to leave some space for destiny. Sometimes she can be fun!
I will be popping in here on the 29th as episode #27 of The Mummy Soul Sessions will be going live. It’s a good one too, a little different as it was recorded at kindy pick up as I quizzed mum of four and business owner, Roz about her life. Just a little peek through the windows, you know how I like it! If you are laying by the pool or just swinging on a hammock somewhere, pop on your earphones and have a listen. Otherwise I will be back in January all mentally fresh and clean, just as the new year intended.