Friday, 20 December 2013

Listography: top 5 personal achievements of 2013

Oooh another lovely Listography this week, achievements this time. (check out Kate takes 5, to view and share your own!)

1. My gorgeous Little Miss arrived 6th January! Even though she was late, she was my little miracle, as my hubby's family only ever have boys! Plus I managed on gas and air only, as I didn't have time for pethidine like I wanted, heehee!

2. I finally made my first pieces of jewellery - something I've wanted to do for ages :-)

3. I have finally found my spiritual self and am the happiest I've been in so long. I'm now a 'born again' (don't know if that's the right term?) Christian and feel so much more calm and at peace! Been especially important in recent troubled times! I'm looking forward to hopefully getting Confirmed some time in 2014!

(Ok, I'm struggling a bit to think of 2 more, might have to come back in a bit!)

4. I'm no longer afraid of the future!
Since leaving teaching back in 2010 / 2011 I have felt really lost, as it was my 'plan' for my future since I was 5! I was married, had Little man and had no clue where I was going, which was such a new experience it completely freaked me out! All of my life-long plans were either fulfilled or no longer applicable!
Due to some really hard times in the last month, (which I'll blog about soon), I have found my inner strength at last and am actually looking forward to the multitude of opportunities my future could hold!

5. I have finally started winning with my ongoing battle of severe depression and post-natal depression. (Will blog in more detail soon) but v long story short, my new meds are working brilliantly :-D Have finally started to feel like 'me' again!

Looking back, a strange mix of achievements, but at least I managed to achieve something ;-)


  1. It really sounds like you have turned a corner, which is great.

    Also good to read about another pethidine fan! Thought is was just me :)

    1. Aww thanku!
      I was gutted not to have my pethidine this time, but she still arrived all the same! I tell any pregnant friends to have everything they want and not try and be brave! I hate needles, so it was the better option over an epidural ;-)

  2. It's great that you are starting to feel better and what a year you have had! I also had a baby this year, gas and air only too although I was screaming for an epi at the end! My 'wee' 10lber was worth it though!

  3. Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl! It's great to hear such positivity after things being difficult, hope it continues for you. I love your jewellery. Best wishes for a happy 2014!


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