Today is the final day of 2012, the year the world was supposed to come to an end but it didn’t. For me, like for many people I know, this has been both the best and worst year of my life and to be quite frank I’m glad to see the back of it.
Although I don’t believe a new year necessarily means all past problems are evaporated as the clock strike twelve (for me personally, 2013 is going to be a very tough year with more than likely, a custody battle on the horizon) but I do think a new year is a time for reflection and a great time to make some changes (see tomorrows post.)
I haven’t particularly enjoyed 2012 there were more lows than highs (controlling boyfriend with a bad break up, cutting my hair with kitchen scissors, leaving my beautiful home, living the city, moving back in with my parents, my uncle dying.. the list is huge) which is why I struggled to come up with a top ten moments of 2012 but I did manage five because these are five awesome events of the year.. especially number one!
5. Conquering my roller coaster fears at Thorpe Park
Back in July I went to Thorpe Park with a group of friends who are all quite into their roller coasters.. it was only two years ago I’d first rode a coaster and I hadn’t done since so I wasn’t sure how I’d fare.. however I did go on a few and I LOVED them! Fingers crossed for Florida 2013 with the girls because I’m a newbie ride junkie and I plan to go on everything! One of my proudest moments was braving the SAW coaster, the first ride of the day.
4. Holiday to Cornwall
In June, we (Olivia and I) were invited to visit her grandmothers family down in Cornwall. It was always somewhere I wanted to visit so we accepted and took the 10 hour train journey. My daughter was five months old at the time and I took a weeks worth of belongs, myself and the pram down from Lincoln. We had a wonderful time despite the bad weather and I managed to cross ‘Lands End’ off my places to visit list.
3. Getting a job straight out of maternity leave
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Another of my proudest moments of the year was the fact that I managed to get a job straight out of maternity leave. Because of moving 300 odd miles away from my last job I was unable to return to it after my leave was up, meaning I had to find a job in my home town.. I was warned this could be impossible given the current recession however having handed out my CV on one day I had a job within a week! After a shaky start I have started to enjoy my 16 hours a week, I love the ladies I work with, they’re easy to talk to and lots of fun, just what I needed! I’m also honored to work in one of the best hotel & restaurant in my hometown, four and a half out of five stars on Trip Advisor.
2. Building bridges with old friends
1. Birth of my beautiful daughter, Olivia