I’ve decided to take part in the 52 weeks of gratitude challenge.
I’m supposed to write about why I want to start this challenge. I have a ridiculous amount to be thankful for at the beginning of this year. Last year was both wonderful and terrible but left me with a deeper understanding of how lucky I am.
At the end of 2015 my life changed as our beautiful daughter Zara came into our lives. I love her to pieces and am so grateful for her but I cannot deny that adjusting to life as a mum is difficult. There is a part of me that misses being able to wander the sales, go out for a drink and believe it or not go to work!
I can definately be prone to negativity especially when I’m at home a lot and I love writing so I’m doing this challenge to make sure I take time out for myself, time to think about what I have. I love that this challenge gets you to think about all sorts of different things to be thankful for.
I don’t really have any new years resolutions except to try to be more positive. I know that finding even the tiniest things to be thankful for makes life much happier and can get you through the hardest of times. When my mum was in hospital I tried to think of something each day to be thank God for…one day there was nothing except a particularly nice croissant!
I’m so excited about 2016 and what is will bring. By the end of this year I will have a one year old, I’ll be turning 30 and making decisions about my career. I do not doubt that there will be all sorts of challenges and difficulties but hopefully I can use my 52 weeks of gratitude to remind myself of how much I have to be thankful for.