5 things I am grateful for in 2014 

au revoir 2014
au revoir 2014

Another year done already! Where the hell has it gone? 2014 was an interesting year which saw me take on a few different personas. Going from newish mama on maternity leave, to a returnee to work, a new job in a new field thrown into the mix, alongside becoming a portfolio careerist and learning to become a business owner (of sorts).

A year ago, I couldn’t have predicted where I would be today and most importantly how I would feel today. It just goes to show that you never know where life is going to take you.

Always one for expressing gratitude, here are my 5 things I am grateful for in 2014:

1) MY FAMILY.

I have the most wonderful support in my family and am beyond lucky to have them. My husband and daughter are my backbone and my spirit. They complete me.

2) THE OPPORTUNITIES. 

They have come and I have taken them. To experience new things, to learn more, to connect and meet new people. At a time when I had never been so busy personally, I took on more work professionally, this led to a crazy busy time. But I'm glad I did it.

3) THE LESSONS.

Many lessons were learnt this year with sleep deprivation making you have evil thoughts about throwing household items at your partner being one of them. As well as learning that I can do a whole lot more than I thought I could. I need to ask for and accept help more. Along with listening and trusting the Universe.

4) FRIENDSHIP.

I don't get to see my friends as much as I used to but that has made the times when we have connected even more special. Ultimately, we are always there for each other and that is what is important.

5) MY HOME.

It may not be perfect but within these walls is love, warmth and security. This year it has played host to occasions where we have been able to bring the family together and create memories.

So those are my things to be grateful for, what are yours?