So you did it! You made it through Christmas and now its just New Years Eve to navigate and we are done for another year! I am still on holiday from work and its taken till now to finally decompress and relax.
So what shall we do now I hear you say? As 2015 draws to a close it’s time to reflect on the year that has passed and look forward to the new one.
2015 was was a roller coaster of a year for me with big highs and some very lows days for me. I am not sure whether I am glad to see the back of it to be honest but I guess I have to be thankful for the highs and I need to reflect and learn from the lows.
So here is my Single Mummy Life 2015 review with both good and bad bits included.
The best thing that happened to me all year was starting this blog (and it is doing great) I have found a rich vein of creativity that has inspired me to do new things with my life, develop new skills. connect with new people and start a business it has been amazing , transformational and has definitely changed my life for the better.
Another wonderful thing that happened was that I had a piece published in a national newspaper. The article was about my experiences of being the single mother of mixed race children and how black and mixed people are represented in the media. It was also a lesson for me in grabbing opportunities as they are presented to you, a journalist asked to write something following a post in social media and although I was scared I didn’t hesitate.and the results were fantastic foe me.
The children are a massive part of my life and we have been through a lot together this year. Teen Boy finished school and started university and is now getting paid to play rugby part time which is a massive achievement and a culmination of years of dedication and hard work. Teen girl got into the performing arts school of her dreams which was like a reality TV fairy tale and she has been so much happier ever since. Don’t get me wrong we still have our challenges but its wonderful to see your children go through tough times and come out the other side smiling
Coming to terms with the end of my marriage and feeling a failure because of it was one of the recurring lows of this year. I had busied my myself with work education and the children in years since my divorce, never really dealing with the emotional side of a very difficult time, my ex remarrying and moving abroad has allowed to time to heal time to grieve and time to move on
I moved to London 30 years ago so 2015 was a time to celebrate my career and all the friends I met along the way. I had a blast at two Nursing reunions and realised that I have had a fantastic life so far one that has been filled with love laughter and happiness .
So that was my 2015 full of highs and lows but mostly highs to be honest and with 2016 just round the corner I am looking forward to more adventures, more friends more opportunities and loads of fun
How was 2015 for you? I would love to hear from you and how it was for you. you can tweet me or message me on my Facebook page or leave a comment below. I would be really pleased to hear from you and always reply to comments about my posts. I want to take this opportunity to thank you reading my blog for your support,thoughts and comments it is much valued and appreciated.
As we look forward to the New Year. I wish you peace,prosperity and all good things
Take care of you