It’s been a massive year for me, one I won’t ever forget. It was the year my son was born – something I’ll be forever grateful for. It’s also been a massive year of personal growth and that hasn’t come easy. I’ve moved house, left my career and also been there for my mum while she battled cancer (and won!).
It is amazing how much your life changes when you have a baby. Relationships shift, priorities change, emotions become stronger than ever before. It takes time to adjust to being a parent, both mentally and physically. I’m still very much in the midst of the change – almost 10months after my son was born – and I can see this journey is a long one. It’s not a journey I expected to take but it’s one I couldn’t imagine not doing. Life has been tough but there’s something about getting to your lowest point, seeing your deepest emotions, that helps us grow. I look back now and see I was almost frozen in my life before having my son. I’m so glad I’ve been able to move forward and learn so much in a extremely short period of time. There is nothing like having a child – it makes you really look at life and what you want from it.
As I look forward to 2016 and what it might bring, I’m almost tempted not to make any assumptions on what I’ll achieve. I had no idea that I’d go through what I have in the last few months. I honestly have no idea what the next year will bring to me. I can only hope that I’ll continue to grow, become stronger and braver. Basically this is all comes down to my son, and what I want to be to him – the best mother possible.