The past year has been quite a roller coaster for me. But there’s been lots of improvements from last year.
As some of you already know, in 2016 I went through the whole year with gallstones and they didn’t diagnose me properly until a few weeks before I was rushed in for surgery. I came out of hospital 2 days before Christmas in 2016 so Christmas for me was a time where I was focused on recovering and not pushing myself too much (thank God I had sorted presents out early). Even though I wanted to start this blog December 2016, it was delayed due to my stay in the hospital.
But here we are now. I’m all recovered and even though my health gave me a little scare earlier this year, everything is fine and the past half of this year has been spotless health-wise.
Shortly after recovering from my surgery in February. I decided to enrol with an online college, studying Beauty Therapy Level 2. It was something I had always had interest in learning more about so I felt like it was a good time to start a course, considering I had to stay home. It meant I had time for my family life too. The deadline to finish the course was February 2018 but since I was so determined to finish early because once I put my mind to it, I just go for it, so I finished the course summer 2017, receiving my qualification and certificate shortly after. Will I be going back to college? Who knows? But if I go back to college, it will definitely be to try qualify as a teacher/teaching assistant.
We haven’t gone on holiday like we had planned but we have been visiting different places as a family. Maybe a holiday next year? Our home is going through some decoration at the moment, so pretty excited to see what it will look like once it’s done.
I have definitely enjoyed my first year as a mum. Sure, I’ve been puked on about a hundred times but it’s all worth it. I don’t speak about it a lot on my blog as we all have things we would like to keep private in our lives. But I wouldn’t want my life any other way.
I haven’t achieved as much on my blog as I’d like to… yet. That mainly being because I can only fit so much into one day and I’ve been busy with my own business on top of being a mum and ”housewife” as well. But I will be taking a week off blogging in the new year. I will be having a week where no posts will be going live. I’ll be using that week to schedule posts for the first few months of the new year. This way I can guarantee the posts go out twice a week like before, even if I have a busy week that week. There is going to be lots of different content in the new year and I can’t wait to share it all with you and hear your opinions.
I’m not friends with a lot of people I was friends with this time last year. Some of them were my fault and others was either life just doing it’s thing or it was a mutual decision to stop being friends. But the best part is that shortly after I was left pretty much with just 3 friends, one that has a busy life which is totally understandable and the other 2 which don’t even live here, my path crossed with some amazing people. Blogging led me to meet a group of amazing girls who are also bloggers. I feel so happy that I have such amazing friends like them and that we are all so supportive towards each other and what we wanna do with our lives. I’m hoping we can have lots of meet -ups in the new year.
I decided my business needed some re-branding. The name changed, the logo changed and now here we are. I have been working on some awesome products to launch in 2018 and I’m hoping the business will grow in the new year. There is still a lot of work to be done but I think it’s going to be great.
Well, as most of you already know, my partner and I have been engaged for quite a few years now. We had been planning to get married in 2017 but due to my health last year, we decided it was best to postpone any planning. But the time has finally come. I can confirm that we are getting married in 2018 and already have a date booked. Which brings me to the part where I said earlier that there will be some new and different content coming to the blog in the new year.
So that’s my reflection on the past year. I hope you all enjoyed this post.
Lastly, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with lots of food, prezzies and best of all, love, care and health. Wishing you all a happy new year and all the best for 2018.