THE HUMANS // 2014 IN REVIEW


Oh gosh no! It's another 2014 round-up post!

You'll just have to avert your eyes of you're not that interested. To be honest, I write a round-up post every year. I write it because it gives me a chance to sit and examine the year I've had, the mistakes I've made, the victories and the moments of joy. This post isn't just a round-up of the year we've had, it's also my way of taking stock, saying thanks and documenting our milestones as a family.


NIKKI
I started off this year as a stay at home mom. I had no intention of changing that. But then one of my favourite twitter moms tweeted about a job opening that felt like a perfect fit. So after the longest interview/ application process in the world, I now have a job that brings me immense joy. I had a rocky start and it hasn't all been fabulous but I finally feel like I'm in a place where I am succeeding. It feels amazing. I get to write about food all day. You have no idea how wonderful this is for me.

Health wise it's been a tough year. I started a diet in September that I've really struggled to stick to. A combination of stress eating and poor willpower has resulted in my weight going up and down. I'm finally in a place now where stress is manageable and willpower is raging. I feel good about myself. I didn't start off the year feeling that way, so yes, a victory!

REGAN
I can't imagine a world in which I love Regan more than I do right now. And yet I wake up most mornings pretty much in awe of how great he is. He puts up with so much crazy from me. He's had an unbelievable stressful and successful year at work. He teaches me how to be patient with Sophie every day. He puts up with my crippling narcissism and sure he had his grumpy moments, but for the most part he's a total gem.

I started off this year completely in love with Regan and we've had our share if ups and downs, especially navigating our new role as parents, but truthfully I'm ending off this year even more in love.


SOPHIE
My little warrior. I had no idea the strength and resilience that lived inside my little girl. Sophie had a tough year. I went back to work and we struggled through pretty intense separation anxiety. She learned to walk. She turned one. She started talking (and hasn't stopped).Then was diagnosed with a congenital digestive order and guys, she did so well. Something I don't really tell people is how strong Sophie was after her operation. Do you know she never cried? She woke up after her anesthetic wore off and she was happy and smiling and chatty. We were cooped up in a hospital room for 7 days an she didn't let it get to her. She amazes me.

BLOGGING
You guys have been great too. This year I haven't been the best blogger. I don't post very often but I try to ensure what I do post is well written and thought through. Here are a few of my most read posts from this year (in no particular order):

10 THINGS I LEARNED WHILE TRAVELLING
WHEN YOU JUST KNOW SOMETHING IS WRONG
MINIMAL ME: AN INTRODUCTION TO MINIMALISM WITH REGARDS TO PERSONAL STYLE
MINIMAL ME PART ONE // THE WARDROBE INVENTORY: SS14/15
UGLY CRYING ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT / A WEEK OF BLEH
I DON'T WANT TO BE THAT MOM, BUT I KNOW IT'S UNAVOIDABLE
BEING A MOM MEANS FEELING GUILTY... 65% OF THE TIME
10 THINGS I LEARNED IN MY FIRST YEAR AS A MOTHER
SLEEPING IS THE NEW BLACK

Here's to 2015! I'm sure it will be filled with all the happiness and all the love xxx

Nikki Lincoln

Thanks for reading my little blog! I'm Nikki, writer, mom, passionate foodie and bookworm. In addition to my blog, I also craft creative and engaging content for various FMCG brands and a few events companies.

On my blog you'll find parenting tales, tips and advice, occasionally a recipe or two, products reviews and once in a while even a giveaway. If you'd like to say hi or find out more about working with me or my writing services please pop me a mail: nikki.lincoln@gmail.com

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