A very Happy New Year to you dear reader! Cheers *raises buck’s fizz*
Oh god that’s good! It’s been so long since I have had any alcohol and for today only I am off the painkillers so I can taste this sweet, sweet heaven. It’s worth the pain!
I say this every year but how and where did the last year go? It feels like only yesterday I was making a list of aims for 2018 and dealing with a hangover while the boys ran riot round the house pretending to be dinosaurs. My head did not appreciate it in the slightest, obviously. You were an ok year, 2018, bloody brilliant at times, exciting and daring but also a bit of a bitch.
The biggest highlight of the past year was of course the birth of our third gorgeous baby boy. Another son to join our crazy clan. I am completely in love with him, he is just so adorable like his brothers. I can’t believe I am the mother to three beautiful boys and am curious as to what new adventures await us in 2019. More woodland walks, swimming, battling as ninjas and fun is on the agenda.
The lowest moments would be realising that sometimes you have to let some friendships go and dealing with isolation in general. Thankfully I have an amazing supportive husband who helped me get the help and therapy I needed in order to move on and get on with my life. I no longer live in the past and aim to take every day as it comes. Small, slow steps.
Review and writing wise, I can’t wait to see what new reads I hop upon this year. I am already on 2 blog tours for 2019 and have a comedy novella ready to review. I loved being on the blog tours last year and got connected to some fantastic writers. I really do just LOVE being a part of this community. Did I already mention that I loveeeeeeeee it? This is also the year that my poetry book becomes published! YAS! Something that has sadly taken a back seat over the past few years as life gets in the way. This is the year it will all become real and I can hold it in my paws. YAY! *squeals*
Motherhood this year has definitely challenged me but I have learnt that if I just listen to my gut instinct, things will work out. To not stress about every little detail and just go with the flow. I have become a lot, and I mean a lot more relaxed with my parenting style. I plan on having even more fun with my boys this year, more baking, more walks, more everything!
I hope you all had as good as possible a 2018 and that 2019 will bring you more fun, laughter and love. Something we all need in our lives to help make it through the tougher times. I raise my buck’s fizz to you dear reader and thank you for supporting my writing. You definitely make it all worth while. I hope you continue on this journey with me as I love having you as a friend. Cheers!
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