Farewell 2015, Hello 2016!

As I’m typing this, I have only 11 hours left of 2015. I’m not usually a sentimental person, and 1st January is really, just another day but this year of 2015 has been very memorable for me. For once in my life, I did not have to stress about looking for a babysitter during school holidays because I had to work. For once, public holidays don’t matter to me anymore. For once, I could see every single development of my baby and be there for every single milestone, be involved, and be the MAIN person to make these things happen. For once in a very long time, I felt like I had a purpose.

Many were surprised I adjusted so well, but I do admit there are times I wish I was back at work – probably just that few days ever since I stopped working May of 2014. So that’s not a whole lot. I enjoy it a lot, despite the fact that the kids do drive me nuts sometimes. But hey, I’m still the boss and I do the yelling. Hahaha! I was also afraid that when I don’t generate income anymore, and have to depend on the husband, I’d feel vulnerable. I still do sometimes, and it doesn’t help when some hammer awful ideas into my head (how are you going to survive if your husband is no longer around?) but I’d rather not think about that. I trust my husband with my life and I trust my own tenacity that should anything happen, I’m strong enough to take care of my children and myself. So keep all the negativity to yourself, thank you very much.

This year was also quite an uncertain one for me on the blog front, going back and forth on whether or not to continue blogging. I decided to stick around for a while longer, because I really enjoy what I’m doing. The blogging industry might be changing, but I’m just going to stick with what I know best, that is to BE MYSELF. You might also notice that there are advertisements on the blog – I do need whatever peanuts I get to keep the blog alive. Subscriptions for blog hosting and domain etc do cost money and if you remembered, I’m not working anymore. I have yet to write any paid blog posts, but if I did, I will be very transparent with you, trust me. On the right, you’ll see a couple of widgets where you can shop my wishlist, or shop my current makeup on rotation. I do get compensated if you purchased something and again, everything goes into the up-keeping of the blog. I will also change them as my routine changes, or as my wishlist changes.

In short, 2015 has been an awesome one! I got stronger, fitter, I can do full push ups with one leg lifted (use to do push ups on my knees and couldn’t even do 5), I can do burpees without looking like an uncoordinated elephant, and even though I fall off the bandwagon, I still get back on it in my own time. I can now do pull ups with only my ankles supported, and I aim to do unassisted pull ups in 2016.

 

How was 2015 for you? What’s your resolution for 2016? I’ll share mine with you tomorrow. I want to celebrate the new year with a giveaway, and it’s going to be a surprise. It is a box that consists of luxury brands and I know you’ll love it!

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

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