Monday, 14 December 2015

2015 - a good year?

2015 has been a difficult year, but I suspect the older you get, the more difficult life gets, so you need to learn to roll with the punches. However, that is just to preface the highlight reel to follow, because when I look at parts of 2015, it's also been a good year.

Little change workwise, but I was published again in the Hunter Writers Centre's Grieve Anthology and I was runner up in #SnapSydney (and thanks to Cannon, got a replacement camera for my beloved little point & click that was eaten in the surf).

We managed to visit the amazing Big Island & Kauai in Hawaii, and also sneak in a short trip to Krabi. I had fabulous 'me' time by going early and spending 3 days at the Singapore Grand Prix, though Kimi didn't win :(

In good news, I've decided to start backing myself a little more and working on my self confidence. I'm hoping 2016 means we've moved out of the tricky stage with one child (though there's a second child moving into that stage as we speak - eek!).

Lastly, for 2016 I intend to focus a little more on my happiness. Cut myself a little more time with friends or exercising, and noticing when I'm having fun.

I guess ultimately 2015 has been a good year, it just doesn't feel like a good year as I sink into the mundane waters of the day to day. Kids are hard, making an income is hard, juggling the two is, at times, difficult.

The amount of extra hours in the car since we moved to the apartment is physically exhausting (and it is hours a day!!) and leaving little time to do anything creative or worthwhile, however, with only one child to pick up next year, I'm hoping that resolves itself.

So I hope for an improved 2016, but will settle with finding the happiness where I can. Because it is always there, we just sometimes don't notice it.

May 2016 bring you all that you wish for.

Linking with #IBOT


  1. I'm hoping 2016 is a better year for both of us. So pleased you won that replacement camera. I need to find a camera comp pronto myself.

    Have a wonderful Christmas. Have thoroughly enjoyed casing your blog this past year.

  2. You've had some great success this year. You should be proud :)

  3. Wishing you a happy and not only improved, but brilliant, 2016!

  4. And to you too - may 2016 bring you everything you wish for and then some.
    Thank you for your friendship over the years xox

  5. The positives are awesome so it is great to focus on them. Wishing you many pockets of happiness in 2016

  6. It's so hard to carve out energy, time and space for creativity. All the best for 2016.

  7. It's so hard to carve out energy, time and space for creativity. All the best for 2016.

  8. It sounds like 2015 was a busy one for you, I hope you have a great 2016 ahead and I look forward to sharing it with you!

  9. Good on you for backing yourself a little. I know how hard that is to do. Maybe we can work on our self confidence together next year. I've loved reading your blog this year. 'See' you next year.

  10. Although 2015 had its ups and downs for you, at least the ups have been really good ones! I'm sure 2016 will bring more of those for you too. x

  11. It's always so much easier to recall the bad stuff sometimes, isn't it? I hope you have a lovely Christmas and find all the happiness and more in 2016 x