Every so often I like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share your own in the comments or even join in with the link up if you are a blogger. (You can find the details at the bottom of this post.) It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad. It will be nice to look back on these posts in the future too!
This week I have chosen the word Reflection
Is there a word more appropriate for this time of year? This one in particular.
An absolute rollercoaster of emotions for me, Charles Dickens said it perfectly with “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” 2020 has been both the best and worst year of my life.
You don’t need me to explain the negatives. If you’ve been awake at all in 2020 you know how unbelievably awful it has been for each of us in our own ways. We’ve all experienced our struggles because of the pandemic. Let’s be honest, we’re still struggling now.
It feels confusing to me therefore, never mind anyone else, to be able to say that I’ve never been happier.
At the beginning of March, right before the first lockdown began, I found out I was pregnant. As the world was receiving terrible news, we received the best news ever. News which we of course had to share over face time. The way in which many of us have spent our lives over the last ten months.
After nine long months of seeing almost noone other than my husband and my midwife in person, I became a mum.
Every second of sadness was overshadowed by the fact that I created the most beautiful little girl and now I get to care for her and watch her grow. The love I feel for her is indescribable. She brings me so much joy.
So as we head into a brand new year, I look back on the last one with gratitude. It taught me a lot, it gave me a lot and I now have a brand new twelve months of experiences ahead. They won’t all be wonderful, but I know it will be a wonderful year none the less.
You can read my last word of the week post here.
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