Saturday, 30 June 2018

Recapping the first half of the year

I cannot believe we are on the final day of June already! Like seriously, where has this year gone? In my opinion, today is the official half way mark of the year and I decided to do a quick recap of the first half of this year for me and my family. The good and the bad as well what is still to come.

The Good:

Vala started swimming lessons.
I reactivated my gym memberships and returned to the gym.
Flynn is 6 months and is growing and developing with each passing day.
Jordan got back into streaming.
I got into streaming!
Vala got offered a school place and will be in a class with her best friend.
Blood work showed I don't have type 2 diabetes.
Nonna's 75th Birthday.
I filed for divorce!
Lots of fun visiting friends and family.
I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo.
I've made progress on my novel.
Rekindle an old friendship with someone back in Australia.
Made new friends.
Started weaning Flynn.
Tried new things with the kids such as Toddler Gym and Yoga.
Discovered I'm gonna have another niece or nephew next year!
Continued to have the greatest, most loving and supportive family in the world.

The Bad:

The daily struggles of Postnatal Depression 
Self-esteem and confidence remain extremely low
Some minor financial difficulties
Jordan returned to shift work with irregular hours
So much stress, anxiety and emotional pain.
My mental state has been affecting my relationships
Vala gashed her head and required a trip to A&E
Multiple family members have been diagnosed with terminal cancer
A dear friend passed away very suddenly.

Thing To Come:

Vala's Sports Day (July)
Vala participates in Race For Life (July)
Family trip to Wheelgate! (July)
Moving Flynn and Vala into one bedroom (July)
Camp NaNoWriMo (July)
Vala starts school. (September)
Flynn's first Halloween (October)
NaNoWriMo (November)
Flynn's first Bonfire Night (November)
Vala's 5th birthday (November)
Flynn's 1st Birthday (December)
Christmas! (December) 
Divorce being finalized! (date unknown)

There is probably a lot of things I have left off all three lists but looking at it all, I am glad to see that there has been more good things than bad things so far. And we have so many fun and amazing things still to come this year. I cannot wait to share these moments with you. I can't wait to decorate the kids new bedroom and share the photos with you all. I can't wait to take Vala to school on her first day. I can't wait to be singing happy birthday to Flynn as turns a whole year old. There's also other major milestones like Flynn's first steps, words, teeth etc that are still to come but may not necessarily all happen this year. Either way, I cannot wait to experience those moments with him. This post has made me feel really warm and giddy inside. I cannot wait for the amazing things still to come in the second half of the year. Next month is already crazy full of fun things to come. 

I sincerely hope that the first half of 2018 has been a wonderful, fulfilling and rewarding time for all of you as well and here's to the second half of the year!

Until next time,
Alli xo

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