I’ve read a number of blog posts over the past few days all along the same lines; what a year 2012 was and how exciting a year 2013 will be. They list not just achievements, but the wacky and wonderful stories that took place, and the ups and downs and lessons learned. I have loved them all, but I just don’t even know where to start with mine! So instead I’m wanting to ask you!
Either way, 2012 bought success to each and every one of us, defined if only by looking back to where you were this time last year. Most of us, if not all of us, although enjoying our journey’s, realise that they don’t want to be anywhere but where they are now. That in itself shows you how far you’ve come and you are heading in the direction of where you need to be, right?
So what were your best and worst moments of 2012? Lessons learned? I’m a big advocate of recognising your achievements – what are you most proud of? And what does 2013 have in store?
Ok so, after a lot of pondering… Here are mine…
In 2012 I was lucky enough to reach my weight loss goal on New Years Day, was the smallest I had been ever since I entered the workforce. My husband and I went on an amazing taste of America trip, venturing to the romantic and relaxing Hawaii (the place you’ll find me if I’m having a bad day – walking the streets of Hawaii on StreetMap!), New York and Vegas. We spent a fortune and had a ball – luckily, because little did we realise we were on our babymoon! Finding out I was pregnant a bit later than I really should have in May, bought a lot of focus on my health and energy, and I feel as though a few months were lost sleeping and resting and being a bit unwell during winter. September saw me focus on the last few months of my career before Motherhood, finally starting up this blog and speaking at the 2012 Corporate PA Summit.
The worst moments of 2012 for me was experiencing every blessing I could think of while my closest friends experienced some of their worst moments. Not being able to relate when I wanted to be able to help or say the right thing, not wanting to talk about my happiness in the face of their sadness. I had a migraine every Monday for a week during my first, second and early third trimester, which took its toll. I wasn’t able to be the wife I like to be for my husband, as I didn’t have the energy or the real brain capacity some days to get dinner on the table in one piece!
The lessons I’ve learned is that life will throw things at you, and no matter what, they are opportunities and blessings and they need to be welcomed. I’ve learnt that through falling pregnant – we were so blessed for this to happen to us when we least expected it, and it could have been a nightmare if we didn’t embrace it the way we did – openly making everyone aware of how scared we were (are) and yet so crazily excited.
The same goes for the Corporate PA Summit and speaking in front of 200+ people. It is so rewarding to put yourself out there, out of your comfort zone, and focus on how inspired and accomplished you’ll feel afterwards. Even through Braxton Hicks contractions!
2013 will bring motherhood, hopefully sooner than later. I am so excited to meet this new baby as I’ve never felt more clucky! 2013 will bring a completely new lifestyle. A true little family. Instead of setting goals for this year, I’m just going to focus on my family and become a Mum. Wish me luck!
I would love to hear your best and worst for 2012, lessons learned, and what’s ahead for 2013. Inspire me please! I don’t want to know what 2013 has in store for you, I want to know what you have in store for 2013!