Monday, 20 January 2014
Next week will be Alfie's birthday, but this week there's another date to celebrate. Today is the 4th anniversary of my starting this blog! As crazy as it is to think that I am now mother to an almost 1 year old and almost 5 year old, It's also crazy to think that I've been noting down some of the precious moments from our days for 4 years now. Where does the time go?
I look back on the photo that accompanied my first ever blog post (see below) and it is amazing to see how much I've changed. Yes, there are the obvious changes. My hair is much shorter, the nose stud no longer adorns my face and there are undoubtedly a few more lines around my eyes, but there are also other, less obvious changes.
Back then, I had been in Berlin just over 2 years. I was still finding my feet really, having been suddenly forced to stop the party life, with falling pregnant and definitely still finding my feet as a mother. I was finally free of that awful post-natal depression that had gripped me in the initial months of parenting, I was dating for the first time as a single mum and I was exploring new friendships.
Now, 4 years on so many things are different. I have two wonderful children now and a blooming relationship that has completed my little family. I am a (most of the time) confident mum, tackling two children on my own and, with the creation of Berlin for all the Family, I am finally realising my dreams of a website I first had the idea for, back when I was pregnant with the little boy in that picture above!
Last year was a major triumph for me blogging-wise. I loved blogging my way through my pregnancy. This blog helped while away many an otherwise-boring pregnancy-insomnia-filled hour and then, to be a finalist in the 2013 Mad Blog Awards for best pregnancy blog was a dream come true. Really. Not only had that been one of my major goals for this blog, but it also brought The Bloke and I together, so I have all who voted for me to thank, not only for bringing me to the awards, but also for putting me in the right place to start exploring a relationship with my dear friend of 10 years. THANK YOU!
This next year of blogging promises to be just as interesting. There are big changes ahead in my life and, whilst there has been the blogging rut that I was recently in, I feel totally out of that now and a passion has been reignited.
Thank you to all of you who have been reading this blog over the years, whether it be for the entire 4 years, just a couple of them or even if you just stumbled upon this blog today. I am always so honoured to know there are people out there who give any hoots what I have to say! Even when I'm rambling like I am now! Thank you. Thank you!
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