If I had to describe 2019 in a five words, I would have to say it was all about learning and growth but not in the typical book smart way. It was all lessons I learned about myself.
I share quite a bit about me and my family and our day to day life on my platforms, but there’s actually a lot that I haven’t shared this year. There were so many highlights and a couple of low lights too, just like anyone else.
I however prefer focusing on the positive so (yes I do however acknowledge and learn from these things, that’s key) but I thought I’d do a recap of some of the fun things I’ve done and celebrated this year and perhaps mention 1 or 2 things I haven’t before:
It’s almost Holiday time and I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to having a bit of a break and spend some quality time with the kids, friends of family. That is exactly what the festive season is about!
We had our family picture taken with Santa last week and as we sat in Santa’s sleigh, I got very nostalgic thinking that this was our 4th year sitting there as a family. I then looked back at the pictures from the 1st year where Alyssa was so tiny, then 2 years later there was Aidan, and this year – we have 2 “big” children.
It makes me feel old, yet proud. Tired, yet accomplished. I don’t know how else to explain it, but I feel as if time is moving by way too quickly.
Time is a precious commodity, especially when it comes to parenting.
From the first time you see those 2 lines on a pregnancy test your whole world changes as you start embracing the amazing journey of what parenting has to offer. Next thing you know, your baby starts walking and talking! It all happens so quickly.
At first and naturally so, the fear of the unknown kicks in and you start to wonder, will I be a good parent? There’s a lot to think about and if you haven’t had any practice, you will of course need to do your homework on things like how to change a diaper, burp a baby and figure the whole breastfeeding thing out.
My sources of information throughout my pregnancy and parenting journey has been from Doctors, friends, family and books to fellow Mom Bloggers across the world who have and are going through this same roller-coaster ride.
There are however a few natural instincts which kick in when you become a parent and it comes without doing any kind of research. You know that “gut feeling”? – that’s what I’m talking about.