I know for some the number 13 is unlucky but I can't wait for this new year to begin. 2012 was an insane mix of incredible highs and pretty deep lows and I'm hoping for a little more even 2013.
2012 was the year I became a mother. I still can't quite get my head around the thought that at some point in the not too distant future someone will call me mama. Amelie has brought us more joy and happiness than I would have thought possible. She lights up every room she's in with her huge big grins and cheerful spirit. I'm so proud to be her mother and excited about what this next year has in store for us as our little sausage gets bigger and explores the world more.
Of course there were lows attached to becoming a mother. I did not anticipate the mass of confusing emotions, the identity crisis, the PND or breakdown I had. I never really appreciated before how becoming a parent makes you look at your own childhood and how any issues you had with it come to the forefront.
So I feel 2013 is going to be a better year. Here's hoping my Toni gets the job he wants and I work out what going back to work means for me.
And as I love lists, here we go...
What are your aims for the new year?