My first post for reverb10.
Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you?
What a year this has been. Thinking about it there is so much that I should be proud of. I have learned to be a mum (well started to learn) and you know what? I think I am actually quite good at it. I found it hard to write that, I am not very good at blowing my own trumpet so to speak but I am a good mum and no one will hate me for recognising it. I think I have learned to be a better wife, how to get along when tempers are frayed and sleep is lacking. I understand much better what a compromise actually is. I have developed my creative side, with writing and blogging and sewing. I have created things that make me happy and have made others happy. I have taught myself new skills. I have gone back to work, and apart from the odd wobble I have worked really hard to get a good work / life balance. I have done well since I have returned to work. On a personal level standing up and reading a blog post as part of the crowdsourced keynote at Cybermummy was one of the most amazing things I have ever done. And finally we have managed to make another baby which is the greatest achievement of all.
And onwards into 2011…………I will pick SURVIVAL.
Managing the second part of a pregnancy, my second labour, the arrival of a new baby turning our life upside down, trying to find a little time for me, learning how to function as a family of four, dealing with whatever the terrible twos send our way. It will be an adventure I am sure.