Hello, 2017

Happy new year, dear ones! I hope you had a joyful holiday period and are super excited for a fabulous year ahead. Or don’t be, it could be crap, you never know.

No, you hush and get excited! It will be amazing, damn it.

I’ll be honest, I’m not overly sad to see 2016 go. It pretty well sucked. We went though a lot of major changes last year – most of them for the better – and with change comes stress, insecurities and unbalance. We had mental health issues come and go, we had medical issues to deal with. We had problems settling in to a second year at school. We all grow and change and feel the discomfort.

But on the other hand, we had some beautiful moments this past year. We found out we’re having another baby! We added Pixie the Pony-Puppy-Pal to the family. The husband changed jobs. I started studying and working towards a writing career. We created a healthier work-life balance, making our home a happier place. We made advances in our mental and physical health.

It all balances out in the end.

Now, I’m not going all out declaring 2017 to be The Best Year Ever, because I don’t enjoy leaving myself wide open for disappointment (…I’m sorry, you were after an inspirational blog? What are you doing here, dear?). However, I will say that I have some plans and I’m quietly excited. Of course, we’re welcoming another baby to the world in May. I’m also continuing my study, and hope to knock that bad boy over by mid-year. I’m getting more organised and disciplined at writing, and I’m making plans to build on and expand my efforts here at Being Wifekins.

But most of all, I’m planning to be more engaged and present with my family, while not losing myself among the chaos. That can be the biggest, yet most important, challenge of them all.

So here’s to 2017: may it be be beautiful, may it be gracious, may it bring you joy.

Much love xo

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