My Year in Review and a Very Merry Christmas

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December 24, 2013

It has been a hell of a year and I for one am grateful that it is nearly 2014 and grateful for all I have learned this year.

I know that a lot of you have also had a year that has seemed more filled with struggle than others. I have heard from so many friends and strangers how hard 2013 has been.

Maybe it was in the planets or maybe there was a rip in the time space continuum and we all had to learn more this year for some reason? ;)

Even when a particular year is hard, it is good to look back. Look at what you've learnt, look at what gave you joy.

 

This year -

I nearly lost my son.

I moved house (again).

I became a blogger.

I fought Post Natal Depression and won.

My business evolved into a new website, new logo, new products to sell.

I started aqua aerobics and swimming laps.

I learnt to exist on 5-6 hours sleep a night.

I had my first kid-free weekend away!

I made some lovely new friends and met some amazing people.

I have eaten, cooked and written about some delicious food.

I learnt to ask for help.

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As hard as some of it was, I have loved all of it and I have loved sharing it with you.

I have found joy in such unexpected places.

Opening a perfect avocado.

Having a good tv series downloaded and ready for my husband and I to watch and get addicted to (how did I wait until 2013 to discover and watch West Wing?).

Listening to my son breathe peacefully while he sleeps.  

Pressing publish on a blog that I am proud of.

Seeing old friends, hearing their voices while watching their faces, reaching out to touch their arm as here they are in the flesh and not just on the phone.

The smell and look of a freshly brewed kombucha drink.

Marveling at my daughter's interpretive dance moves.

Having untested recipes work out first try.  

The cool silky feel of the water at my gym pool that envelops me and allows me to let go, float, think, move.

The faces of the ladies that give me a break - the gym creche ladies, the daycare teachers, my neighbours and my mum.

Getting a quick massage in shopping centres!

New colours on my toe nails.

Seeing the love in my family grow as my children fall in love with themselves and each other and remind mum and dad to do the same.

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I wish you all so much love, joy, gratitude and happiness over the Christmas break and I look forward to sharing more with you next year, hearing how you are, and getting on track with our health as always.  

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Yours in health,  

 

Alisha and Family xxxx


13 Responses

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

January 02, 2014

Me too Sonia! x

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

January 02, 2014

Thanks Stephanie, enjoy your year x

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

January 02, 2014

Thanks Leah, love your support, have a fab 2014! x

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

January 02, 2014

You too Emma x

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

January 02, 2014

Thanks for your support Carol and I look forward to more blogs from you this year! x

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

January 02, 2014

Thanks Clare, wishing you balance too x

Emma Fahy Davis
Emma Fahy Davis

December 28, 2013

What a year you’ve had! I hope 2014 is filled with love and blessings xx

Pinky Poinker
Pinky Poinker

December 29, 2013

That was a lovely calming post. I particularly get the bit about pressing the publish button on a good post!
I’m just about to subscribe via email so keep them coming!

Clare @ urthmumma
Clare @ urthmumma

December 25, 2013

Merry Xmas Alisha – 2013 has been equal parts overwhelming joy and hell on legs, I know I’m hoping for more balance in 2014!

carol
carol

December 25, 2013

There is a great sense of community spirit on facebook for sharing and Alisha, you have created a big part of this, thank you. Merry Christmas and all the very best to you in 2014, may you be richly blessed. Xxxx

Sonia @ Natural New Age Mum
Sonia @ Natural New Age Mum

December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas !! I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for all of us. xxxxxx

Leah
Leah

December 25, 2013

thank you for being a part of my 2013, please stay safe over this holiday period and i will, like you, be looking forward to a happy and healthy 2014. Lots of love and hugs xox :)

Stephanie
Stephanie

December 25, 2013

Thank you for all you have shared, and all you have taught! Wishing you and your lovely little family and very merry Christmas and a fabulous 2014.

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