A New Year, A Much Needed Fresh Start

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

I am so ready for 2019, more so than I have ever been ready for a new year in my life. I always look forward to a fresh start, but this year I have been longing for it. Practically counting down the days, hoping that somehow something magical will happen once the clock strikes 12, and a whole new year begins. As if everything will change overnight.

2018 has been the hardest year of my life, and it would be an understatement to say that I struggled. I had a very intense six months at work, and then just as I saw the light at the end of the tunnel we very sadly, suddenly and unexpectedly, lost a family member, and then another just three months later. The year was filled to the brim with stress, grief and anxiety; at times it really felt as though my family were cursed, as ridiculous as that sounds. We just couldn't catch a break.

It has felt as though my life as I knew it has fallen apart, and I'm now trying to find a new path, a way out from all the debris.

And so here we are now, a new year, and I'm filled to the brim with positivity for what lies ahead. I am taking back control of my life after losing my way, and I am eager to make some changes. I'm always one to make new years resolutions - I really love a goal - and this year is no exception. I can't wait to get back in control, make some healthy changes and start looking after myself better.

I stopped blogging last year, and I hope that this year I will be able to make some time to document our life - we get married in six months time, so I have loads of wedding related bits I want to write about, and I'm sure we will have lots of family adventures too. I want to use this space as a kind of diary, as I did when I first started blogging, making sure I capture all of our best memories.

And, I want it to serve as a reminder to myself, that life is good. That we have everything we need. That our life is overall a happy one. Just for those days when I'm feeling down, and I'm lost in grief, or simply bogged down with the stress of everyday life with a little one!

So, here it is, the first post of 2019, and I hope there will be many more to come.


  1. Lovely to see you back on the blog, Chantal.

    Sorry to hear that 2018 was such a hard year for you & your family - wishing you a wonderful 2019!


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