2014: The Year of Change

2014: The Year of Change

It’s 3.30 am and I am sitting here, finally typing this… I have been running through the year in my head for the past hour or so…

What an awesome year it has been for me and my family. My family increased this year and honestly we are so, so blessed. We have had difficult moments but together we got through.

It’s been a defining year in my marriage, we have learnt so much more about each other, discovered sides of one another that came unveiled as a result of more responsibilities. We have figured out how to handle our challenges without involving the world. We have remained friends and laughed together throughout.

My kids…it has been wonderful seeing them grow this year, I am so pleased to be able to have mini conversations with D; it’s fun watching them grow. They are truly blessings and I wouldn’t trade them for the world.

Friends…come and go. I have met several amazing people in the course of the year at my son’s school, while shopping, at church and at work. I have been terrible at keeping up relationships because frankly I get so wrapped up in my own little world. This I will continue to aim to get better at….

Career wise; 2014 was surprising. I had new experiences that have enriched my skills and given me the courage to take the next bold step. I worked at two jobs this year and the variety of experiences gained has been wonderful. I have discovered some of my strengths and my weaknesses and these will help in my next steps.

Spiritually, I did not achieve certain things I would have loved to, I feel I did not pray enough, read my bible enough, have faith enough…but God remained faithful.

As I step into the last few hours of 2014 I cannot but feel grateful for an amazing year; a year of growth, a year of change.

Goodbye 2014!

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Gratitude Challenge: Day 2

Gratitude Challenge: Day 2

My days have been come extremely stressful recently. This has got me really rethinking certain things and making changes in my life.

Work particularly can be an emotional roller caster most days. I guess this is an opportunity to pour out my feelings, – today was no exception and after breaking down in tears I made a huge decision. I am not sure how it will play out and frankly I am scared but I guess it is better for my mental health and well being.

After a particularly difficult day, I love to come home to my kids. Their smiling faces and loud voices just melt my heart. I am blessed with two lovely boys and I thank God every day for them.

Today, I am grateful for D & G. My heroes.

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31 Days of Gratitude: Hello December

31 Days of Gratitude: Hello December

I find it hard to believe we are in December already! Seems just like yesterday we were heralding in the new year. As the year draws to a close, I decided to give my self a challenge; to write about at least one thing I am grateful for each day in December.

To start this off on Day 1, I have to say I am grateful for LIFE. It certainly is great to be alive. I realize I am not where I desire to be, but I am on my way.

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday

I love the abundance of gratitude posts and quotes right now, I came across this quote today on Pinterest via TimeWarpWife.

Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
– Melody Beattie

Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans!