Tuesday, 1 January 2013

A New Year

Last night we rang in the New Year in typical fashion, in the front room in front of Jools Holland. I've never quite bonded with New Year's Eve in the UK, it doesn't make sense to me! No walking along the Hobart Docks or watching the fireworks from Salamanca. No barbecues in the warm evening watching the sunset. No backyard cricket.

2012 was a really good year for me. It's been about consolidating my work as a blogger, doing more volunteer work, and honing my skills more. It's been about becoming a better mother, and watching my son grow and develop. It's been about working, and keeping our heads above water.

It's also been a year of exorcising demons. I've had counselling and started anti anxiety medication for the third time in my life. This time, instead of aiming to be off in six months, I am looking at 12 months or more, to finally get this under control. I don't want to be controlled by anxiety, neuroses and fear of the ghosts of my past anymore.

2013 is not a year of detailed resolutions or goal setting. My main goal when I started blogging 3 years ago was to get a job in the premature baby sector, and I have achieved that goal. I am so proud to be working for Bliss. Previously my New Year's resolutions have been to lose weight (which is finally happening) and to put Joseph's birth and start behind me. Now I can use our experiences of family life in my new job, which is just so exciting.

My resolution this year is simply to be the best me I can be, and to be kind to myself. I have a lot of hard work ahead of me in my job, establishing a network of volunteers in Manchester. I also have a lot of work at home, to get used to being away from Joseph, establish a new routine and also to work on my marriage more. Corey and I have been ships that pass in the night in 2012, and we need to set aside time together to get the fun back. Often we simply have nothing to talk about.

Also, I really want to improve my knitting and creative skills, and the yarn bomb is a way of making this happen. I am getting so excited about it, and will be working to get others on board with this. I just hope I can make my vision a reality. As nuts as it is!

2013 is going to be an exciting year, and I am going to do my best to make the most of every opportunity that comes my way. 

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