Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2016 - onwards & upwards

I haven't blogged since the 11th of November, and before then I was pretty quiet then too. Mostly because life kind of gets crazy busy after August for us, and because I've become lazy with blogging. There. I said it. I want to blog. But I don't want to physically type and find pictures and all the other jazz. But also, I've been thinking lately about whether or not I really want to be so public about things going on in my life. I say that as if I have tons of readers. But still. After the whole Aussie-girl-social-media-is-fake thing went down, I've really been trying to be more present in life. Like still taking pictures of things that I want to remember, but mainly trying to remember that I really don't have to document every single thing. It still happened even if it's not on Snapchat. Someone really close to me documents everything. And when I say everything, I mean everything. So much so that she actually annoys people because she has to take a million photos of everything that happens in every single minute. And so many of my friends, myself included, have actually unfollowed her on Facebook because it's like a virtual diary. And personally, it's just not something I want to happen in my life. 

So maybe I don't have to document everything on social media. Life does go on if you don't Instagram what you had for dinner last night. But when it comes to blogging, I remembered that I enjoy writing. I'm a copywriter for flips sakes. Blogging isn't for anyone else. It's for me. Because I love writing. And I love the sound of the keyboard when my fingers are finally on a roll and they keeping typing and typing and typing. I like reading other people's blogs and as nuuskierig (curious in Afrikaans, for those who don't know) as it makes me, I enjoy knowing what's happening in other people's lives.

Which brings me to New Years Resolutions. People asked me last year what I was hoping for in 2015 and those things didn't all happen. Simply because that's life. They say that God laughs while you're making plans. And that's kind of how I'm taking 2016. I have things that I would like to happen, but I'm certainly not holding my breath. What is meant to be, will be. And it will be better than I could hope for. I do want to blog more though. Which may be my only 'resolution'. As for 2015, it wasn't a bad year at all.

I entered my third year of freelancing.

I realised just how much work and beauty there is in marriage.

I drank more wine than I should've. And promptly started limiting it. Because hangovers.

I jumped head first with D into him starting his own business.

We moved homes and absolutely fell in love with our new one.

We adopted two yorkies and realised that life is 1000 times better with them in our lives.

We learned that two of our closest friends are having a baby, and we could not be happier for them.

We then realised that we're now moving away from the "Getting Married" stage of our life, and into the "Having Babies" stage. Which is slightly overwhelming. 

We learned to trust God 100 times more than we used to.

I got a new car. Hello power steering, electric windows and a car that doesn't leak.

2015 definitely wasn't bad. It wasn't FLIPPING FANTASTIC LET'S DO THAT AGAIN either, but it was pretty good. And for that, I'm grateful.

*CHEERS* to a new year!


  1. What a fabulous year my friend, and 2016 is going to be even better!
    I feel you about the blogging world - I love blogging but I would also like to be more private. It's a tough place to be in... x

    1. Absolutely, Caley! Gotta find the balance between blogging and switching off. May you and your gorgeous family have a wonderfully blessed 2016! God's got huge plans for you :) xxxx

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