Good morning Everyone!
I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas & are now looking forward to what the New Year is going to bring in for you! I just thought I would pop on & share some of my thoughts with you at this time of reflection as I have been really quiet & spending time with hubby & enjoying my pregnancy journey.
I have really enjoyed the rest, eating lots of nice food & spending quality time with my hubby, family & friends.It has made me realise how much energy I expend in my job & how it affects my body & mind. The early commute, rushing from class to class, carrying equipment in & out of the car, driving in the city & eating on the run & late at night really does play havoc on my mind , body & soul. I am grateful that we are closed for the Festive break & that I am winding down and not taking anything else on.
As I am Dairy Free as it has meant that I have not been able to indulge in all the chocolates & cakes that were going around our office & home during the festive break. Being pregnant I am obviously not drinking alcohol either & it’s refreshing not to wake up with hangovers over the holidays. I have continued to eat quite healthy apart from indulging in a can of Coca cola or 7 Up every day. I am loving the full sugar Cola just now & I am not feeling guilty about it. I haven’t been weighing myself or calorie counting ( I have never done that anyway! ) & I am just enjoying these small pleasures!
As we move in to this very mild start to Winter I have been reflecting back on the year & the Christmas’s & Hogmany’s in the past where I would have been drinking & partying to the wee hours in the morning. As much fun as they were I am now shuddering at the thought of it & pregnancy has made me really think about my relationship with alcohol. I am going out for Hogmany with friends & I am really looking forward to it. I can have fun without the alcohol. Plus the amount of money you save not drinking is a real eye opener!
I know I can leave anytime as I have the car & I will probably stay for the bells then be happy to head up the road & get into my nice comfy bed with precious baby bump. I love that sense of freedom & that I am in control. For me, pregnancy has been a journey of self discovery on a completely new level & I am really excited at what’s to come next.
I have been very lucky that I have had a really good pregnancy so far. I know for some women this is not the case so every day I am grateful for this positive experience & we are both feeling very blessed.
As 2019 is nearly upon us I encourage you to take a few moments to reflect over your year & take note of your achievements no matter how small & also of the goals that maybe you didn’t quite reach this year. It’s ok not to have achieved everything you had initially planned as challenges & obstacles happen , that is life. You have another 365 days coming up to plan new adventures & goals! How exciting!?!
Get your pen & notepad & get writing. We can close the door on 2018 & be ready & excited for 2019!!!
Wishing you health, wealth love & happiness
PS If you are feeing low or depressed & the thought of 2019 is scaring the sh*it out of you then please reach out & speak to someone, a friend, family member or a support service. You are not alone & people want to help you. I have included a link below where you can access support services such as The Samaritans & Breathing Space