It’s a tradition in our family to pick our Top 3 favourite things – Top 3 favourite holidays, Top 3 favourite dinners, Top 3 favourite movies and so on. So it seems only natural that here on Mummy2mum I’m going to follow in that tradition and pick my Top 3 favourite blog posts of 2015.
When I sat down to write this today, I thought it would be quick and easy, but what’s the fun in taking the easy option?
While reflecting upon the year that’s been, three words jump out at me:
Challenge, change and choice.
I love to find themes that connect things, so I’ve chosen my top three posts that reflect these themes. I hope you enjoy.
The year began with challenge.
Welcoming in the New Year surrounded by good friends was a greater blessing than we knew, because for one of our dearest friends, it was to be his last.
Like a thief in the night, brain cancer stole a little more of him every day. We said goodbye in March, and these were my words for him: You.
This blog was born of change.
A deep, yearning to hold on to that maternal connection between a mother and child. The change from dependence to independence was accelerating at a pace I just didn’t know how to keep up with and it frightened me.
The theme of change is central to many of my posts, but none articulates it more beautifully than this: The Narrative of Motherhood: Letting Go Whilst Holding On.
The beauty of choice, the agony of indecision.
It’s a constant dilemma, but as a Gemini I’ve always lived like this; torn between many possible futures, all of which sound exciting! This year I tried to do a bit of everything; teaching, writing, training, parenting, nursing, cooking, entertaining, networking, business building and counselling. By spreading myself too thinly I was rarely present in the moment, always thinking about the next thing.
A return to the girl I was in 1988 helped remind me of the woman I want to be in 2016: Where Love Grows.
My Affirmation For 2016
Thank you to the many followers, readers and supporters of Mummy2mum during my inaugural year of writing. It has been a wonderful experience that has opened many new doors.
In 2016 I am making the choice to be present in the moment, to seek adventure and take risks and to live life with passion and purpose. I hope you’ll join me.
Wishing you a fun filled New Year!