It only recently occurred to me that we are about to enter a whole new decade… and that the much anticipated year 2000 was actually 20 years ago.. although those of us of a certain age will insist that no that was the 80’s!
I got to thinking what have I done with this past ten years? how far have I come? what have I achieved? Nothing groundbreaking I’m afraid! but does that really matter?
The biggest thing was going from stay home mum to having a job. Seven years ago I started work as a dinnerlady at the infants school that Madam attended and I’m still there. I moan sometimes but it does suit me, it’s an hour fifteen minutes, I’m able to be here for my own kids, I can walk if I need to and I get all the school holidays off. The Little Dears are brilliant, they make me howl with laughter some days and in a very small way I get to help a few kids with additional needs. It feels like giving back.
I’ve discovered my inner Mama Bear. You need it when your children have a learning disability (or any kind of disability/extra needs) No one else will fight, sometimes it is just quicker to do things yourself.
Sir has almost gone through high school, Madam changed schools and is now so much happier. They both took up horse riding, Sir doesn’t go anymore but Madam does.
I joined the world of blogging and social media! I’ve made some wonderful friends, found some new interests and new degrees of Fangirling LOL!
I’ve taken up gardening in a very small way, I find it relaxing, it’s nice to be outside.
As a family we found that our favourite holidays all happened an hours drive away in Centerparcs Sherwood Forest. There was an opportunity for us to go abroad next year but no, my lot wanted to go back to Sherwood 😀
I’ve rediscovered old friendships from school, someone I knew has moved literally round the corner from me and we have regular coffee mornings.
I’ve lost track of the amount of concerts I’ve been to, but I did get to see Les Miz in London and also on the recent tour. I’ve seen Lea Salonga – someone who at that time didn’t tour often, I saw Showboat (absolutely brilliant), recently I saw Alice Cooper and also Hugh Jackman.
We’ve lost family members and we’ve gained family members. The wheel of life keeps turning.
Does make me wonder – and worry too I admit – about what the next decade will bring, I’ve always said though, everything starts at home, so whatever changes you think there should be, that’s where you should start.
May your new year and decade be happy, healthy and prosperous xx