2022, you have been a rollercoaster year of emotions. Mostly highs, but some real low blows. I’m truly grateful and thankful for my little family, and all the moments I’ve experienced this year.
When it turned January 1st this year, I was ready to take on the world! I knew better things were coming my way, I knew my worth and I bagged myself a shiny new job! I trained HARD to become familiar in my new field of work. I had my stoma reversal operation in April, which I’d been waiting for for over two years. Shortly after my op, my dearest nan passed away. Grief is a horrible horrible thing to go through. 3 grandparents gone in the space of 2 years… heart-breaking to say the least.
I made the most of hen do’s this year in Oxford and Liverpool, and also travels to Cornwall and South of France. I turned 33, Archie turned 2 and Joe and I celebrated six years married and twelve years together.
Things got a bit bumpy later on in the year. Our plans for IVF round 2 got complicated and it was discovered I have low egg count with my only surviving ovary. Our journey has been exhausting, unlucky and utterly heart-breaking. I really don’t know what’s in store for us next year, I’m trying to have a ‘go with the flow’ attitude, but if you know me in person, I’m a planner and like plans.
Any who, I want to highlight my 22 top moments of 2022… so without further a do…
- Cornwall break at the Artist Residence
- Getting a shiny new job
- Joe’s surprise birthday with uni friends at ours
- Sausage Strolls with Archie
- Stoma Reversal in April
- South of France in September
- Birthday Brunch with my close friends
- Eurovision party round ours
- Not one but two Champneys Spa Days
- Sketch for my birthday
- Mum’s surprise 60th birthday meal
- Making wine with grandad
- Wintery walks exploring Hertfordshire villages
- Celebrating mine and Joe’s 6th wedding anniversary
- Men’s World Cup – my sweepstake team won, hooray
- Women’s Euro’s – yes ladiessss
- My cousin’s wedding
- Archie turning two
- Date day in London at Circolo Popolare
- DIY projects around the house – finishing Joe’s office
- Booking my dream trip of a life-time to Iceland for early 2023
- The year of hen do’s
I’m looking forward to a brand spanking new year and embracing all the little moments. I want to make the most of travelling before we may embark on our next chapter. I want to also get back on the exercise-train. I’ve felt a bit deflated with my excessive weight gain the past two years, so I need to try and do something about it. I know medication is a big factor for the weight gain. But I just want to feel healthy and ‘myself’ again. And lastly, I want to excel in my career.