What an amazing year 2016 has been! I have learnt so much. It seems like a cliché thing to say but my oh my… The year has been extraordinary. Isabelle came into the world and that alone makes 2016 a magical and positive year. She has brought so much happiness to our teeny family. Isaiah has been such a wonderful older brother. He takes his role very seriously. It melts my heart to see the bond between the two of them grow stronger and stronger each day. I know with all the obstacles this year, in fact in the last 5 years that with God anything and everything is possible. I have always been resilient. Now, I am not afraid to fail. I am not afraid to try. Yes of course there were many trials and tribulations. I am a believer. God gave me the strength to overcome all the obstacles.
This year going forward, I don’t want to take life too seriously. I don’t want to spend the best years of my life dealing with life’s constant problems. I want to enjoy my children’s childhood and create memories and traditions. I have spent most of my life worrying about the future that I forget to live now. Tomorrow is not promised to anybody. Sometimes as a believer, we forget to have faith in God. Now I am not encouraging anybody to spend errrthing… however budget in a way that will allow you to enjoy life. ENJOYING LIFE is an important part of life. Embrace the beauty of the world you live in.
Don’t go searching for happiness. I have always thought that happiness lasts for ever, I may be wrong but life is a roller coaster and happiness is like a butterfly. Sadness and blues are a part of life. Fill life with adventures, positivity and eliminate negatives and happiness will follow naturally. I am speaking to myself as I write this. Happiness is in the mind. Get out to the world and create positive and happy memories with your nearest and dearest. It doesn’t need to break the bank. Truthfully, some of my happiest memories were free. I have shared company with some of the funniest people. I still laugh and smile at some of those memories. It just goes to show that the company you keep is so important. Choose your company wisely. Even by yourself. Enjoy your own company. It better to be alone that in bad company.
I have always been the mum that spends every penny on her children and forget about herself. Me-time will be spent wisely, (in the words of Beyoncé) ‘I’m a grown woman, I can do whatever I want’. The world is my oyster so if I want to rent a wedding dress, eat popcorn and drink beer, then I bloody well will. Live and not just exist.
I look forward to grabbing every opportunity to grow, and creating many happy memories.
Happy New Year and May God guide and protect us all! Amen.