Looking back before moving forward.

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I always start reflecting on the year past in the lead up to Christmas. I flick back through photos, try and remember all the good times and identify the stuff ups along the way.

The year was quite an average one in a lot of ways. I went to One Wedding and Four Funerals, which is not the way I would have liked it to turn out, really. The funerals were for friends and relatives, who did not pass away from old age or after a long, drawn out illness. They were all taken suddenly from me, with no notice.

Phone calls made to me, breaking the news and I am just sitting there, saying to myself… ”There is no way that that is even possible.” And it is not until I am there, sitting in front of a coffin that the reality of the situation sinks in.

So really, to call it an average year is a complete understatement.

We moved house and schools. I fell into a fairly significant depression around that time and took to my bed in the fashion of those living in the Victorian Era.

I turned 40 and my face didn’t fall off!

BUT I pushed myself hard. I said YES to things that I would never have dreamed of doing. I took risks and they paid off. My family is happy and healthy, there is food in the fridge and petrol in the car. I got to do a radio show with Wendy Harmer! I MEAN WHO DOES THAT?

I pushed myself though panic attacks and came to a comfortable place when it came to appearing weekly on The Daily Edition. The old me would not have lasted one episode before pulling the plug on that. I learnt so much and am grateful to have had the opportunity.

I interviewed our First Lady (at the time) at her request. Saying yes to all opportunities has had it’s rewards. I feel stronger. I urge to you make it your goal in 2014.

My motto for the year was not to be afraid of failure. It was petrifying and thrilling at the same time. I learnt from Ryan Biddulph that when you push yourself out of your comfort zone, then that is where the magic happens. Try it!

So we must keep moving forward, but before we do, I thought I would have a look back at the year that was for us and our family.

I hope you had some memorable moments as well. Thanks for being a part of this community.

I appreciate every single one of you. Even those who don’t always agree with what I have to say. The world is a far more interesting place with you in it.  xxx

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