When I was younger, I would always start every new year with a long list of resolutions and things to do, only to break them all in the first 2 days! But I always started the new year full of so much hope and excitement, as if I could start all over again and be whatever I wanted to be. However, this New Year's Eve I found myself a little sad to leave 2013 behind. It's been without a doubt, the best year of my life so far.
I think the transition children go through between 1 and 2 years is just incredible, I barely recognise photos of Alice from last January! She has grovwn into a little girl and I could not be more proud of her. I also married my best friend in July, something we had been meaning to get around to and finally did! Hehe! I feel like I have finally figured out the kind of mother I am and feel more confident in my role than ever before. There were so many first this year, like Alice's first splash in the sea, her first steps, her first word, her first pictures. So 2013 feels liek a really hard year to let go of!
But here we are, 2014 and right back at the beginning again. And I started to think about all the things to come. Birthdays, travelling, spring, summer, trips to the seaside, ice creams dripping down little toddlers hands, swimming lessons, ballet classes... And of course some very exciting things will be happening in the summer ;)
So this year, no resolutions. No goals. No list of things to do. For the first time in my life, I don't feel like the new year is a new start. It's more of a... to be continued kind of deal!
2014 is going to be a very very busy year. And we're ready. We are so ready!