Goodbye 2019 | Blog

How is it the last day of 2019 already?!? This year has gone by in the blink of an eye and reflecting back on it, it’s been quite a ride. Let’s start at the beginning shall we?

January and February feel like a bit of a blur for me. The start of 2019 was when I was in a really bad head space. I was battling with some post natal anxiety mixed and it was tough. Mix that it with Smidge being horrendously poorly with tonsillitis and having to stay in the hospital and I was not in a good place but by the end of February I’d made the choice to try and pull myself out of the hole I’d managed to get myself into. I cut toxic people out of my life, I learnt about meditation and self care and in March I finally started to feel the fog lifting and I found myself again. And it couldn’t have come a moment too soon because March was a big month for me and one I look back on with a full heart.

March was the month that I turned 30 and I can honestly say that my 30th celebrations where the best I had ever had. The celebrations started with a trip to Bluestone in Wales which we were lucky enough to have been gifted. Bluestone was the most wonderful trip and I think it was just what I needed at that point. I spent 5 days with my little family with hardly no phone reception, embracing the outdoors and just loving every single second of life. You can watch my vlog of our trip and read more about our visit here but it is somewhere we fell in love with and will definitely be looking at going back to. During our week away I turned 30 and my boys gave me the most wonderful day with balloons, cakes and a spa trip. What more could a gal want?!? The celebrations didn’t end there though because when I came home my girlfriends and I headed to see Magic Mike live in London and all I can say is WOW! I may have drunk a disgusting amount of cocktails and prosecco that night but I’m pleased to say that I still remembered everything and I’ll treasure those memories will my girls for life.

After the fun and frolics of March, April came around I came back down to reality but not with a bump... more like with open arms. I went back to work after my maternity leave and as much as I was sad to be leaving my babies, I was so excited to be getting some routine back in my life again. I actually really enjoy work and getting back was really good for me. At the end of April we celebrated again with a joint 30th party for hubby and I which was great fun.

May came along and it brought with it our first child free night since having Smidge! We headed off for a night away so we could be first in line for Hubby to get his birthday present...a sky dive! He loved it and it was so good to have a night away just the two of us.

Next up, June. June was another of my favourite months as it was filled with so many wonderful moments. It was slightly bitter sweet as it was my little Smidges first birthday but it was wonderful to celebrate it with all of our loved ones. We literally just had time to clear up the wrapping paper from the birthday celebrations before we heading off for our first ever trip to Cornwall. This holiday was incredible and it gave Hubby and I a new found love for Corwall (or Cottonwool as Pickle calls it?!) and we none of us wanted to come home when our week away was up. But it wasn't too bad coming home and home time meant that it was time for something I'd been waiting for for years...The Spice Girls tour!!! My mum and I went to Wembley to see my favourite girl band of all time and getting to sing along to MaMa with my Mumma was perfection. June was basically amazing!!

July and August were hot. Hot, sunny and filled with fun with my boys. Aside from some horrendous experiences with some lovely trolls, nothing particularly crazy happened in summer. We spent a lot of time in the garden, at the woods and making home made pizzas in our BBQ pizza oven. I feel like I squeezed every last bit of summer out of these months as I knew that come September things were going to change massively.

September was another amazing month but it was filled with mixed emotions. In the first week of September we headed back to our happy place in Cornwall for one last holiday. We had another wonderful time and even took our little Maisie dog along with us which was great. When we came home, the moment came that I had been dreading. Pickle started school. I am so incredibly proud of how he settled into school and took everything in his stride but I couldn't help but feel a slight loss that his time wasn't mine anymore an that he was now going to be in school full time. Start school and turning 5 years old meant that September was a big month for Pickle too and I am so proud of him for how he coped with all the changes.

October and November felt like another couple of transition months. We settled into our new routine of Pickle being at school and working ect and things plateaued into a lovely happy place and that is where we are now. December has been another lovely month filled with Christmas memories, family and happiness and I can honestly say that I am finishing 2019 in probably the best place I have ever been (even with Cora the hearing aid and all of the fun that comes with her!!).

2019 has been a year of challenges and self discovery. I feel like I've found myself again and I am happy. I am so proud of what me and my little family have achieved this year and if I listed everything that I was proud of then this post would go on forever. My blog has been going strong and I've been a finalist in two awards and been mentioned in top blog lists which is incredible. I've had the chance to work with some amazing brand and met some incredible people. I'm excited to see where Through Ami's Eyes goes in 2020.

To anyone out there reading this I just want to say thank you. Thank you for reading my blog in 2019. Thank you for every single comment, share, message and click. You really have no idea how much it means.

Goodbye 2019...thanks for the memories and here's to 2020!

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