It's come around so quickly. The end of yet another year.
I have been blogging for nearly a year, averaging on one blog a week. Not bad for a newbie. Sure the content has been snooze-worthy at times (ok most times).
On a rare occasion I have managed to crack a smile from some readers, and some comments!
This year has been the toughest yet greatest year of my life.
My immediate family has bought me joy and laughter. I treasure them each and every second of the day. I wake up each morning and can't wait to see the smile, giggle and scream with laughter.
I have been met with challenges I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Challenges that have changed the way I view people and relationships and life in general. I have fought battles I never imagined possible. I haven't won. I have come out wounded but hopefully wiser. The sort of wars I have had to take part in never result in a winner.
I have said goodbye to people, hello to new friends and family and have prepared for new experiences.
I have removed the invisible chains around my legs and despite my need (still) to get fitter and healthier, I am free and more alive than ever.
Mid life crisis or mid life awakening, 2014 has been a diamond, with clear, beautiful reflections and clarity - other times with sharp edges that cut glass.
Next year promises new adventures, moves, careers, cities, perhaps countries.
I am sorry to see this year end. While only a date in time, 2014 has largely been a learning curve of emotions, experiences and perceptions. I hope the leanings continue - but hope that they are positive.
Thank you for reading my dribble. Wishing you all positive closure to 2014, and a successful exciting 2015.
Image: "Bye Key Shows Departing Or Leaving " by Stuart Miles courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos