Monday, 16 December 2013

My Top 5 Achievements in 2013

I haven't taken part in Listography for a while but I have missed it! This week it's a reflective post on my Top 5 Achievements in 2013. It's been a busy year!

1. Biggest achievement was giving birth to a 10lb 8oz healthy boy with nothing but gas n air and hey, no stitches, need I say more! 

 2. I've survived a year in a new job role which entailed moving councils and working across 2 schools. It was so the right decision for me. I love my job and I've made some really good friends within my workplaces. 

3. I purposely didn't make a resolution last year to diet as that never ends well for me but since giving birth in September, I've lost 3 stone and dropped  2 dress sizes. I have done this through eating clean, healthy, dairy free food and regular exercise. I'm very proud of myself and I look forward to continuing next year.

4. I successfully managed 2 summer holidays abroad with a husband who was in a moon boot with a broken leg and an over excitable 3 year old, all whilst heavily pregnant! 
5. We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. We have been together since high school and it was probably seen as one of those 'it'll never last' relationships. But it did and it continues to. It hasn't been easy but nothing worth working for ever is. He thinks I'm an over the top drama queen and I think he's a selfish arse at times but we know each other inside out and still love each other so that must count for something. I've learned a lot about successful love this year and I think that first you need to find love for yourself, I'm still working on this. 

So it's been a productive, hardworking and emotional year. I'm looking forward to watching my boys grow over the coming year and I'm hoping to do a bit of growing myself. Watch this space! 

Hop over to Kate's blog for a catch up and other Listography entries ...


  1. I love your description of what you and your husband think of each other, I could probably use the exact same sentence to describe me and my husband!!! Congratulations on your new baby and you look great.

  2. Wow, your achievements are all really big! What a life changing year - and yes, love sure is a learning curve!

  3. Wow, your achievements are all really big! What a life changing year - and yes, love sure is a learning curve!

  4. Wow, your achievements are all really big! What a life-changing year. And yes, love is a learning curve!

    1. I didn't think I'd achieved much other than the baby but since writing this I realise that there have been lots of changes this year!

  5. OMG. 10lbs 8oz???! That is definitely something to be proud of! And a huge well done on number 3 - you look incredible. x

  6. Wow that's quite a year!! And seriously well done on the weight loss! Eating clean is the way forward and you're doing a fantastic job, keep it up! Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! Fab work on all fronts xxx

  7. That's fantastic! It's incredible how many happy positive and massive achievements you've managed to pack into 2013! Hope 2014 is even better :)


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