Happy New Year!!! I hope you had a wonderful break over Christmas and New Year and celebrated with your nearest and dearest. Tim and I spent New Years weekend in the most Australian way possible, being all cliched at the beach with every other person it seemed! The weather really turned it on for the entire weekend and it couldn’t have been a nicer way to ring in the new year!
My mum actually joined us for the weekend and we stayed at my mother in law’s house over the weekend as she is lucky enough to live in Noosa. It’s our home away from home and we visited twice in 10 days to waste away time over the public holidays. It’s these types of weekends that remind me how lucky we are to have this little place as our home, especially as we sit in the surf picking out all the foreign accents and listening to their stories about what they are doing and what they are enjoying!
I’m secretly happy to kiss 2016 goodbye. It was a horrible year. Without a doubt the worst I’ve ever had. Behind all the trips (such as Bali) and weekends away (to the Hunter Valley and Sydney) I was struggling to keep my head above water. Behind the scenes of all the stories and wine, it was a really tough year in that I couldn’t see how it could possibly end positively. I felt like the struggle would be my new normal and I didn’t want to accept that but didn’t know how to get out of it either. But that’s the beauty of approaching a new year….you can leave all that junk behind and there’s a spirit of “starting new” that is hard to shake even if like me, you don’t really get into the spirit of resolutions and new beginnings.
Nothing makes me feel a little more renewed than some vitamin C and some sunshine. The fresh air and the colours of the umbrellas on the sand is an instant mood lifter, and I wasn’t going to end 2016 without soaking up as much of it as I could. There are plans to make 2017 amazing to ensure it doesn’t follow on from the year that has just been, from more travel to work collaborations and little bits in between.
And to be honest I’m feeling really excited. Because I have a whole new year to possibly screw up and what’s more exciting than that?!