2015 in Rearview

First off let me start by saying “What a year”. No wait… Rather “WHAT A YEAR”!

This was the year of emotional highs and all time lows too, in “a when it rains, it storms” sort of way. I laughed, I cried, frowned, got some wrinkles in the process and grew my hair. It was a journey of self discovery like no other I’ve had before.

2015 Was the year I got to know ME. The me I’m really supposed to be.

Here’s a rearview of 2015:

    I survived 1st K’s first year of high school and Little K’s first year of ‘big’ school. (I officially know the phonetic alphabet by heart again)

    Middle K’s tween hormones and moods have had me worried for a while, but I guess it’s safe to say that my young lady is back to being her silly self again.

    Being home has given me time to start my fledgling business and so far, so good.

    My run in with the black dog turned out to be a battle of wits. It’s safe to say: ME 1-0 Black Dog. (K.O.)

    I enjoyed spending time with my family while being a WAHM, even though they drove me up the walls some days. We got a chance to really get to know each other again and bond.

    Marriage in summer is still not my thing. It’s too hot to cuddle!

    Talk of marriage… Keith and I spoke a while ago and it came out that I’m not romantic. You’d think by the amount of smut I read (don’t judge!), I’d be on top of my game. Oh well, that’s a blog for another day.

    I struggled to find decent employment with a decent salary this year. So much so, that it affected my feelings of self worth. The situation has been remedied though and I’m back at my old company. This proves that you should never burn bridges in life.

    I’ve got twin nephews! They are absolutely adorbs and I enjoy them. On the flipside, I realised that I wasn’t a good baby mommy. Ok, I was good enough, my kids are alive and kicking. Haha… What I really mean, is that I didn’t take time out to enjoy my kids when they were wee babes.

    I hooked up with two awesome bloggers for some #TandemBlogs and it has been an enriching experience. I can’t wait to start again in February 2016 so stay tuned.

    Then there’s my blog community… I feel blessed to be associated with them. A bunch of lovely people, all round. They are very much responsible for many of my laughs and tears throughout this year. To all of you: You are amazeballs!

    My readers… You make my heart smile. Thank you for reading what little ‘ole me has to say from time to time. This is a journal of sorts. I’ve never been a dear diary kinda gal, but this is a way of me expressing some opinions and sharing experiences. Some may be useful and some may just be an interesting read (I should hope), but the purpose is for me to look back one day and see how far I’ve come. It’s also for my kids to read and see what their mom is all about. I’m actually a girl and not just their mom.

    I’ve become quite fond of my own company. I talk a lot and am very confident but I’m also an introvert. What an unlikely combination, but that’s me. Most people who know me personally will never believe it. Being alone with my thoughts is the best feeling ever.

    No has become my favourite word. And people pleasing has become a thing of the past. Yayzies! No more unnecessary (self imposed) pressure.

    This year November was kind to me and I finished my #NaNoWriMo novella. It’s not online because I’m not ready to share. I wonder if I’ll ever be ready to share any of my novella’s. Blame it on insecure writer syndrome.

    Loved ones were lost and a new experience was gained. I learned how to go about reporting a missing person and the procedures to follow when they’re found. Hopefully I’ll never have to identify a body ever.

    The one experience I’ll never forget was when people thought my sister went missing two weeks after my mom’s friend’s body was found after she went missing. You guys, I don’t think I can describe the state of panic I was in when Keith and I drove to look for her. Fortunately she was home and her phone’s battery died without her noticing. All this on my birthday! I made her buy me wine coz I nearly died thinking of the what if’s. This all goes to show how your online presence can affect your online absence. Or is it the other way around?/ol>

    That’s it from me for now. I’m getting ready to go to an 80’s themed party to give 2015 a proper send off with some of my favourite people on this here earth, La Familia. What to wear???At the rate things are going, I really am tempted to paste my ID book on my forehead and representing the 80’s kids.

    Thank you all for reading my blog this year. It truly is humbling to know that people are actually interested in reading. Thank you for the kind words and encouragements during my not so fine moments. I could not have done this alone.

    Have a great New Years Eve and be safe!

    PS: Just so you know, I don’t do pre New Years messages because I don’t believe in that “Lines jammed” or generic texts people are so fond of. So, if we’re all alive and kicking, we’ll do that tomorrow.

    PPS: If you don’t hear from me tomorrow, I’ll probably be busy with life things and taking a social media break, but hear from me you will.

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