Can you believe that a New Year is just about to start? I feel like I've only just got to grips with this year, let alone worrying about a whole new one. I'm fairly certain some months from 2016 have been lost somewhere, either down the back of the sofa, or in a corner of my car's boot because I am not ready for it to be January yet!
Lots of people have said what a dreadful year 2016 has been, but I don't agree. It's been a good year for me. One that has seen me get myself back on track and feeling like 'me' again, and it's been a long time since I've felt well and truly like myself, I can tell you. I feel, happy, confident and able to tackle anything. Of course, I'm not happy, bright and bubbly all the time, of course I sometimes feel sad, but I know how to manage my feelings and the friendship group I have, may be small, (but it is quality, not quantity that counts when it comes to friends) is super supportive.
I am so lucky to have a fabulously patient man in my life, two amazing daughters, and some pretty awesome friends, all of whom have some credit to take for my current happiness, but the other contributing factor is, of course, the blog.
Before I started blogging my head was full of thoughts that had no where to go, some would just get lost, whilst others would just keep going round, mutating and getting over analysed. Now I have a place where all those thoughts can just pour out on to a blank page and become something. Sometimes, that something is funny, sometimes serious, sometimes just a bit of a jolly old rant, but whatever the something. it is my blog and the difference it has made to my life and my confidence is immeasurable. It has opened up so many doors to me, I see things differently now (almost everything is a blog post waiting to be written), but best of all, I have met some pretty amazing people, I would otherwise not have met. And here, I must give a special mention to a super lovely lady, whom I feel like I've known forever, the lovely Mandy; she writes a particularly fabulous blog which you should really have a read of, just click here, you won't regret, I promise. Mandy is the funniest, kindest, craziest (in a good way) and most sensitive lady I know, she also loves her dog, Holly Bobbins as much as I love Max.
I'm not one for making New Year's Resolutions, but if I were, the first one would be to keep on blogging, because I am loving this journey.
So all that's really left for me to say is have a fun evening, stay safe, make happy memories and have a very Happy and Prosperous 2017.