Happy New Year… happy new me!
If you’re a regular reader here you’ll know that I haven’t popped up a post since before Christmas, so first of all… Happy New Year! I hope that Santa brought you everything you wished for and that your New Years Day hangover is finally fading.
This Christmas, after falling down the stairs and breaking my hand, having a metal plate inserted to hold the bones together and then having laser eye surgery the following day, I decided a digital detox was in order to spend some quality time with my family and heal.
It gave me the space to rest, reflect on the year gone by, celebrate my fourth blogoversary (four years!) and allow my plans and goals for the New Year to fully reveal themselves to me. I’m glad to say that I’m well on the mend and stepping away for a while has given me a new lease of energy – I’m excited about what 2015 has to offer and there will be some amazing things going on here!
But before I look forward to the future, let’s take a step back and close off 2014 with a flourish shall we?
Christmas at Bod Towers began with the family tradition of piling into our super king size bed (my absolutely favourite wedding present) and opening stockings and presents to each other in a frenzy of torn wrapping paper, chocolate coins and high-pitched squeals.
Then we hit the road for a traditional Christmas lunch at my Sister’s house – she has the most beautiful country cottage and despite a sore hand and obligatory dark glasses from my eye operation I immediately relaxed into the warmth of my wonderful family. How pretty are these decorations?
And well, I don’t think I looked too bad for someone with a huge purple sling – try accessorizing that thing!
Back home we’ve had lots of lovely family time, snuggling on the sofa, playing games, decorating our gingerbread house and generally relaxing together.
I’ve had my huge, heavy cast removed and a new lighter splint gives me the room to move my hand. Regular on-the-hour physio exercises are sore to do but definitely help to ease the stiffness and will hopefully make my bionic hand as good as new eventually.
Despite having to have a different operation than we’d planned, my laser eye surgery went well and my surgeon says I’m healing as expected. It could be up to a month before I can see clearly (everything is still a bit blurry at the moment) but I can already tell the difference in my right eye. In the meantime dark glasses are de rigour for any time outside – coolness on prescription!
And so to 2015…
In my last post of 2014 I mentioned a mindset shift that has had a huge impact on me. In fact that shift marks the beginning of a journey for me. A journey that I finally feel able and ready to take. A journey I’ve found the tools for, the support for and the courage and determination for.
A journey that I’ve started and I’d love you to join me on.
A journey that will include sharing the tools I’ve discovered to help me, my preparations for my first half marathon and a brand new linky.
A journey for these two faces and my incredible husband.
A journey away from daily, ingrained negativity.
A journey towards JOY.