Out with the old, in with the new.

Well, I for one am glad to see the back of 2013.

It was a horrible year emotionally for me. If I hadn’t been in therapy due to my course requirements, I would definitely have sought out a therapist.

As it was, my therapist was brilliant and I am so glad I didn’t have to go through tons of therapists before finding one that suits me. I’ve cried, laughed, been challenged and grown in that room and I hope I’m a better person for it…or at least I am more aware of my imperfections and vulnerabilities, but also my strengths.

But of course it wasn’t all bad. There were fantastic times like going to Spain on a real family holiday, just the three of us lying beside a pool, or Roz’s vocabulary explosion that still continues to amaze me, or the fact that Krys and I agree on so many parenting issues that it’s scary at times but I’m so grateful for him making such a big sacrifice for the sake of our child.

I don’t have a whole lot to say about all the hard emotionally bruising things that have happened this year and the doubt that has plagued me because it’s very personal and I’m still sifting through it and trying to make sense of it all in the hopes of finding someway out. 

I don’t make resolutions at the start of a year because well, my year only starts at my birthday...hmmm I feel a small déjà vu here…. ah well,

Don’t ask me why the majority of humans are drawn to the negativity in their lives. Perhaps that’s just how we roll or whatever, but we do. I tend to. A lot. Boy can I dwell on the negative! If there were a competition, I’d surely win.
I have decided, like a lot of people I have known virtually on Facebook, to keep a jar of good things that happen to me in 2014. I think it’s a brilliant idea and a surefire way to make this new year’s eve special and to allow myself not to dwell on all the negative things that may happen in 2014.

So for those who have decide to do the same, I wish you well and all the best for a fantastic 2014. May you have enough good things to fill and overflow your jar.

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8 Responses

  1. Office Mum says:

    I hope you have a better year in 2014. I am going to do the jar too – as soon as I find a jar…

  2. I think the jar is a brilliant idea. Now to remember to actually do it…

    Wishing you lots of happiness in 2014. x

    • Muuka G says:

      Wishing you the same Lisa, And I think starting it anytime is what counts…well, except the 30th December I suppose :-/ But I’m rooting for you!

  3. Caitriona says:

    Happy New Year, I hope that 2014 brings you more serenity & fortune. xxx

  4. I hope you have a better 2014 Muuka, sounds like you are going into with with the right attitude ;0) I like the idea of the jar too, have more than enough empty ones in this house, just need to clear some space for it! x

  5. Gwendy says:

    I made a little promise to myself when Autumn arrived this year to literally, let autumn in. For as long as I can remember, I would always get melancholy once the leaves changed. This year I decided to accept it all, changes, moods, feelings, life, it all and you know what? I had a great christmas. The most peaceful one, the least stressful I have had since becoming a parent. Not sure what I’ve done, probably taken a step back and stopped stressing about the little things and avoiding my stressers. Anyway, I am looking forward to whatever 2014 fires at me. Wishing you a better year. xxx

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