Happy 2011 everyone!
Another year has come and gone, and admittedly 2010 was full of huge change for me! Most notably, I welcomed another gorgeous daughter into my life and became the mother of two girls rather than the one I entered into 2010 with.
When I think back to 2010 and whether or not it was a good year for me – besides the financial issues that everyone is experiencing – I really don’t think I have anything to complain about! I grew closer to Gaby and closer to my family, welcomed another baby into the world, had a roof over our heads and food in our bellies… So what more could we ask for? At times, the single parenting aspect of life got a bit intense for my liking, but at the end of the day it is what I know, and I know for a fact that ALL parents – whether doing it alone, with another parent, or with an extended family of 50 – experience those moments/days/weeks as well.
2011.. I wonder what it’ll bring for my family and me. I’m not usually one for new years resolutions, but this year I NEED to lose weight for my health… I avoid stepping on the scale because I am scared of what those numbers will read, but at the same time I know I am going to need to sometime in the near future. I need to start exercising, I need to start eating better – I just really need to improve my lifestyle. I know I can do it. I just hope I have the motivation and strength to see it through this time!!!!
By the end of 2011, I will have a daughter who is in her first year at school, I will have a 1 year old, AND I will also have a baby niece!!! I think 2011 is going to be pretty exciting, a happy year for me and the family… I don’t care if it is a boring year, because boring generally means that nothing bad is happening, and I think we could all do with that.
My main hope for 2011 is that mother nature starts leaving us alone!!!! I would love to not be constantly worried about earthquakes, but after our boxing day earthquake – which caused more damage – I think earthquakes are in the front of everyone’s minds. Hopefully the aftershocks will stop in 2011!