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Things I know for sure about 2016

Looking back over 2016 I am struggling to decide if it was a good year or a bad year, I think have settled on meh because it wasn’t good but it also wasn’t really all bad. There were some low moments, a few life changing moments, we had high moments here and there but it has been an exhausting year. I don’t remember feeling this tired last year. It is not the tired you can have a nap and feel better kind of tired. It is an exhaustion in my soul, my bones feel tired. 

How was 2016 for you?

What I know for sure about 2016.

  • My kids seem to thrive despite the stress David and I deal with daily.
  • I realised just how important it is getting my hair done regularly.What I know for sure|HarassedMom
  • Often the thing that seems the most insurmountable isn’t actually, once you start climbing.
  • I found the perfect foundation from Palladio. I absolutely love it and the beauty consultant gave me the weirdest looking sponge but it is SO awesome to apply the foundation and eye shadow. What I know for sure|HarassedMom
  • Without my family, we wouldn’t be where we are, their encouragement, guidance and unwaivering support this year has been what has carried us through.
  • It was confirmed, this year, that I can’t go back to working for a 9-5. 
  • More tears were shed this year, than I want to share next year or ever.What I know for sure|HarassedMom
  • I found my confidence this year and am doing something I love that is actively contributing to our income.
  • I finally became a le Roux. Only took Home Affairs two years to register our marriage.
  • It was the year my faith in educators was restored. What I know for sure|HarassedMom
  • Watching Cameron and Kiara mature and grow, I feel less and less like I am messing up as a parent.
  • We said goodbye to nappies and bottles this year. 
  • I flew more this year, a lot and I still freak out when we hit turbulence. It is not something I find particularly enjoyable.Things I know about 2016|HarassedMom

Tell me about your year? Share a few of the things you know for sure.

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  1. 5 December, 2016 / 8:34 am

    I think I need to reserve this for a blogpost – but I am also exhausted to the bone. ANd I never want to cry as much again as I did this year. And have as many funerals. 3 were too many – all in the first 3 months.
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  2. 5 December, 2016 / 8:45 am

    I LOVE this kind of post and of course, I write about 7 – because I review every area of my life πŸ™‚

    So keep reading – it’s coming!

    Julia once said something to me that stuck. It’s really nice to have a boring life because often the drama is not of the good kind and means that things fell off the rails. So I’d say YAY to your meh 2016, because you survived!

    I’ve loved the times I spent with you this year, Laura, so that’s a good thing too xxx
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    • Laura-Kim
      5 December, 2016 / 1:29 pm

      YES! Marcia! we spent a lot of time together and I LOVED it as well!!! We need to do it more in 2017

  3. 5 December, 2016 / 10:38 am

    I LOVE this one: Often the thing that seems the most insurmountable isn’t actually, once you start climbing.
    So true and 100% agreed. I have something very similiar written on my wall. I always tell it to myself when I’m stuck or in doubt.

    • Laura-Kim
      5 December, 2016 / 1:30 pm

      Thank you Enricoh πŸ™‚

  4. 5 December, 2016 / 10:51 am

    I so Love this post! Great love and stuff happening in your year for sure! It was a fun read!
    I learned that I know for sure that I can be happy in my body just the way it is and to not take life so seriously πŸ™‚

    • Laura-Kim
      5 December, 2016 / 1:31 pm

      Annette, funny you say that. I have decided to make 2017 “the year of me” particularly in relation to my blog. I want to focus on being happy being me πŸ™‚

  5. 5 December, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    Overall it was a good year. New house, baby boy. I have nothing to complain about. πŸ™‚

  6. 5 December, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    All in all that is a lot of good! I am so glad that I met you in real life this year and got to know you a bit better. For me this year just went by far to quickly for my liking. I would have like the bad thing to go quick and the good things to have lingered a bit longer. But onwards to 2017 and may it be a good one xxx
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  7. 5 December, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Great post. Glad that your kids are thriving, and YAY to no more bottles and nappies.

  8. 5 December, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    This year taught me alot, that Im stronger than I think and can handle things on my own. Its been a tough year emotionally but everything happens for a reason. my Faith has grown stronger and I realized just how many people I have supporting me. I’ve grown as a mother and that makes me proud. There is good in every bad. Thanks for sharing

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