2017 Recap & Moving Forward

Down here in Australia it’s already January 1st and to me it’s so surreal that it’s already 2018!

I feel like 2017 flew by way to quickly, last New Years I was pregnant with Ainsley and here she is now at 7 months old.

It’s scary how fast time is moving, I feel like before I know it Ainsley will be a typical teen girl wanting to go out with her friends for New Year’s Eve instead of hanging with her parents.

2017 was the best year of my life thus far. A year full of personal growth, self love, new adventures, and lots of changes.

The highlight of my year being bringing Ainsley into this world of course.

Ainsley has brought so much joy and happiness into my life and truly changed me for the better. Since becoming pregnant and giving birth it’s seriously like I’m a completely different person, and I love it.

I’ve become someone I’m so proud of, and gained a new level of confidence as a Mother that I never had before.

Ainsley gives me motivation to be the best version of myself. I don’t know where I’d be without her but I’m forever grateful that 2017 brought her into my life.

2017 also brought my permanent move to Australia. A huge change, and the start of an amazing adventure with my partner Ben. We’ve settled into our own place, and have worked very hard as a couple to get our “shit together.” I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished as a couple and how we continue to tackle every obstacle that’s thrown at us and come out stronger than before.

Some points of 2017 it felt like nothing was going my way. Curve ball after curve ball it was hard to see the good in the year at some points. But looking back now it was all so worth it, every struggle, every roadblock, I wouldn’t change a single thing! Because everything I went through made me who I am today, and I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time.

Moving forward into 2018 I’m very optimistic. Now that Ainsley is here, we’ve settled into our home, and our visa is almost launched, I am ready to enjoy this coming year raising my daughter and enjoying life with my family.

My 2018 goals are;

  • Switch to a more plant based diet
  • Spend more time outdoors
  • Put more time and effort into my blogging
  • Reach out to more people and try to make new friends
  • Spend more quality time one on one with Ben
  • Be the best mother to Ainsley that I can

I hope to have another amazing year and I hope the same for you all. Be kind to yourselves and take each day as it comes!

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