2016 taught me the lesson I HAD to learn…

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2016 sucked yeah? 

Well, not for me actually. 

It was hard, but it was one of those challenges that has entirely bettered me as a person. 

You see, I went into 2016 thinking, knowing, that I could do it all. And you know what, I can. And in 2016, I did. 

I freelanced, I raised my kids, looked after my family, kept my house clean all.the.time, lost a shit load of weight, remained at my friends, aquaintences and even people I didn’t like, beck and call. I sat down for a total of 15 minutes in 2016, not including all that damn driving I did to keep O in kindy. 

I was seriously run off my feet. 

And I loved it. It was amazing. But I didn’t get to enjoy it all that much. I went from one thing to the next without so much as a breath. I wanted to keep EVERYONE happy. So much so that I forgave my own happiness. I remember sitting in the car after driving to 3 different places, typing my next destination into google maps and just crying. I’d had enough. But sure enough I wiped my eyes, painted on a happy face and got on with in. 

But I made myself a promise. NO MORE! 

How can I be the best mum if I’m not the best me? 

Not doing it all doesn’t mean failing. It means respecting yourself and your limits. Saying no every once in a while doesn’t mean you’re a shit bloke, it means you’re human. And it may come as a shock to you, but I too am a mere mortal… I know right!?! 

So here’s my pledge for 2017. I’m going to chill the fuck, I mean I already have and it’s so liberating. 

I’m going to say no. And sometimes it will be no just ’cause I don’t wanna. 

I’m still going to be an amazing mum, wife and friend- but I’m going to keep some for me. 

Oh and I’m going to start playing music again, because I love it and I keep telling myself I don’t have time. And I probably don’t, but I’m just going to have to make time. 

So here’s to 2016, for being nothing like expected but for being exactly what we needed! 

Happy new year everyone. To all the loved ones I’ve met and all those I’ve kept, thanks for being such a big part of what made this year amazing and I can’t wait to share 2017 with you all xx 


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