2014 Resolved

I have 4 draft posts which I am dying to publish, but I’ve decided to wait until the new year.  Not that it’ll really make a difference to anyone else really, but I’m quite excited to publish them.  Instead, I’m going to wrap up this year with a final blog post in which I will be grateful.

2014 was always going to be a big year for me, I decided that in 2013.  I’ve grown so much, learned so much, adjusted to so much.  It’s been a whirlwind of a year and if you told me that on 1 January 2014 when I woke up and had a hungover screaming match with Jon that it would change everything about our lives, I’d never have believed you.  But it did.  A few weeks later we were engaged, with the most elaborate proposal I could have ever asked for.  Not twelve weeks later, we were married, in a fairytale winter wedding I never knew I always wanted.  I went from being a girlfriend to a fiancee to a wife in just a few weeks and I’m probably still reeling over it.

And then of course we went on the most magical honeymoon to Seychelles where we did nothing but drink on the beach, let our feet drift in the ocean on the back of a catamaran and had loads and loads of …good times 😉

I got back to the busiest work year of my life, with an average of 3 events a week and two and a half travel trips every fortnight.  I’d never spent so much time away from home.

I quit smoking!  On the 18 July I put out my last cigarette and I haven’t looked back since.  I twisped for a few weeks and that was great, but now I’m off that too and my lungs, throat and voice have never felt any better.

I had the most amazing year with friends.  We really are so lucky to have a family in Joburg in our friends, they have been incredibly supportive and loving and wonderful.

And we’re ending the year on our biggest note yet.  We’re house hunting in a big way, I think we’ve finally made the decision that it’s happening and it needs to happen sooner rather than later.

So thank you 2014, it’s been amazing.  I’m grateful and thankful and ending this year on such a high.  And I’m at peace with all the changes, I feel like I’m finally at where I’m meant to be at.




  1. Gords says:

    Sounds like fantastic times, achieving goals, serious career slogging. Chuffed you’ve stopped smoking. That’s winning

  2. Ankia says:

    Wow! That is quite a year. Happy for you that it was so great and good luck with the house hunting. The right one will come across your path. X

  3. Julia says:

    Long-time lurker, first time commenter. You have had an AMAZING year and next year will be even BETTER. Happy house hunting!

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