Looking forward and back again

What a year!

And just like that, another year is over. Thank f#%@ing goodness!

If you blinked you’ve missed it. Well not quite, but there’s days when it has certainly felt like that.

It’s been another year of ups and downs. Some more moments I’d like to forget and a few bits of good thrown in, but I think 2018 can join the list of recent years that I can’t wait to see the back of. Yeah I know very negative, but as always I’m all about honesty. A lot of people either admire or hate that about me. I’m not going to lie, at least you always know where you stand!

It’s felt like a year of medical misfortune for my girls and I. Poor Miss Pheebs endured two operations and Miss Izzie one, both saying see ya later to their tonsils and adenoids. They’re tough little warriors and despite a few tears have soldiered on pretty well!
For me, came the inevitable diagnosis but much sooner than I expected of being a type 1 diabetic. I’m not saying “poor me” as there are people who have lived with this terrible disease since they were little kids, but it does suck and changes your life big time! I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone, well except maybe a couple of people who have done the wrong thing in the last few years.

But on another note, there has been some good this year!
After much searching and determination I landed a couple of freelance writing gigs, paid ones too, woohoo! While it may not seem like much, it’s taken some time to get to this point and start feeling like a worker again! Plus as much as I love writing about the (mis) adventures with my girls, it’s nice to be writing stories and doing business work again. Here’s to even more work in 2019!

And next year (which is literally around the corner) my big girl starts school. She’s excited but I think a little nervous too, maybe Mummy is a little bit too. She’s going to have a ball and love it because just like her mum, she has a curious nature. Bossy too perhaps, but you can’t have it all one way, haha!
She certainly has sass, sometimes a little too much. Her sister isn’t far behind her.
I can only hope they grow into strong women thanks to their fierce determination to leave as big a mark on the world as much as they do each other!

I could talk about so much, but who has the time?! It’s been a rollercoaster of a year, but we’ve packed in some adventures as well, which has meant creating some everlasting memories with family and friends and for that I’ll be forever grateful.

See you later 2018, I’m looking forward to having you gone!

So bring it on 2019, but please be kind, I could do with a better year for a change, it’s not asking for much, is it?

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