This year was.......
2017 was a year of experiential personal growth for me. Every year i pick an anchor word and 2017 was "Expansion" it has absolutely blown my mind how this word manifested through my life in one year in so many unexpected areas,
Taking me way outside my comfort zone... It excites me to celebrate the adventure , abundant opportunity's and fun that 2017 has delivered me my heart has been filled with more love ,joy and fullfillment than i could ever have imagined.
What did i LET GO OF of this year ?
This was a thick layer of my onion to peel away! 2017 taught me it was time to let go of the micro-managing of life the bad habbit i had created from a place of fear wanting to chase certainty,perfection avoid pain & dissapointment by attaching myself to outcomes.
letting go taught me when you live in flow & allow YOU HAVE WAY MORE FUN ..... #imperfectionisbeauty#mindfulliving#gratitude
‘I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is someday going to walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason’.
#decemberreflection2017 • #reflecton photo taken of one of the ornate ceilings at #gloucestershirecathedral • I resonate with this reflective quote and love churches; for me they are beautiful places for quiet reflection.
10 years ago !! WOW!! what a jounrney back that thought process was...
💡There was no social media for me⁉️
🔹️I was a mother of one child TJ a toddler 🔹️We were frantically saving for our first home 🔹️I was an over worked owner/operator of a successful traditional shop front biz.
🔹️my relationship with food was a turbulant one 🔹️i didnt own a pair of runners let alone run at all.
🔹️my hair was many shades of blonde /Brown ALWAYS CHANGING 🔹️i drove a sporty 2 door bright yellow honda 🔹️i made others peoples acceptance /opinions of me matter far to much. 🔹️had no idea how to even begin meditating 🙏
#growingfamily#personalgrowth ❤️ #gratitude#mindfulliving
Our degus Charmander and Charmeleon (Milo named them) are absolute softies! They snuggle up together while sleeping and most of the time Charmeleon actually sits on top of Charmander while they sleep! They're both brothers but the difference between them is crazy. Charmeleon will happily climb into your hand for a stroke and chow down on a monkey nut with you whereas Charmander will rarely let you hold him, everything has to be on his terms. Charmeleon loves a run around the house in his degu exercise ball and Charmander will sit at the gate of the cage waiting for him to return, but hes not as much of a fan of the ball himself.
I couldn't just choose one photo for #day7#favouritephotoof2017 for #decemberreflection2017 so I've chosen one that captures the sheer happiness on our wedding day, a photo of me and Otis in our wedding venue on the last day of our holiday, me, Oli and the boys the morning after the wedding, my wonderful girls at my hen do and the day Milo met Otis and became a big brother ❤❤❤
Of course my two boys challenge me everyday but I must say my biggest challenge of 2017 was my pregnancy, particularly working full time until I was full term. From the moment we thought we were losing Otis I was unable to relax... It just made it so clear how fragile pregnancy can be and how it can be gone in a second. After that, I wanted to appreciate and enjoy being pregnant as much as I could but I equally couldn't wait for my baby boy to be safe in my arms. I was working so hard in my third trimester, running myself into the ground, to the point where I ended up in hospital needing endless amounts of fluids and antibiotics. I felt like I was letting people down: work for having time off, my family for them having to run around after me, myself and my baby for not realising the body that was housing him was not coping well. It may not be to all but for some pregnancy is extremely challenging so massive shout out to all mothers/mothers-to-be out there!
Day 3: Best Day of 2017
Today's December Reflection project is to post a photo of the best day of 2017. There are way more best days than just one. But family is the theme of 2017 and it was a great year with two weddings and two graduations. Seeing our children thrive and happy is the best. #decemberreflection2017#day3#bestdayof2017
Day 1: Early
The rain came early. Falling in pellets against the shutters, swirling the leaves and an abandoned rake into a pre-dawn vortex along the path connecting my lot to the neighbor’s. I woke early. The preset alarms on my phone alerting me the home health nurse would arrive soon to do wound care. I was nervous about meeting her: public pain is not my wheelhouse. I have a magnet, provided by the oncology social worker, with stickers of smiling and frowning faces on a 1-10 scale that begs the question, “How do you feel today?” I thought of it. Today is the first day of my favorite month and that makes me feel good.