Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Welcome 2014 - Are You Diving In Or Are You Treading Lightly?

IMAGE : THE MOTHER LOAD | Welcome 2014

Happy New Year! How did you ring in 2014? Did you welcome it with wide open arms, great gusto and copious amounts of champagne?  We did it small but laughed until our stomachs ached - hopefully it's a sign of things to come this year.  Quite amazingly, I made it to midnight! I learned that if you say enough times that you have no intention of getting there, you seem to have a greater chance of reaching it without realising. Miraculous. In other news, I managed to have kids in bed by 10.30pm which in itself is monumental and perhaps a little cruel on NYE but holiday exhaustion had officially set in so they were ushered to bed without a huge amount of argument. Again, miraculous.

So farewell, 2013.

While it's the usual ritual for me to reflect upon the previous year fondly then leap head on into the coming year, I bid farewell to 2013 with a small degree of trepidation if I'm honest. Last year had a great amount of impact on me and I feel a little uneasy leaving it behind. I'm not quite ready to let go of the year; not ready to let go of certain events that took place largely because there are people dear to me who aren't travelling with us into 2014. Last year still holds some precious time spent with them and it's hard to move on from that. As a person, I come to the end of 2013 a little more experienced in the ups and downs of life as an adult than before. Perhaps these events are what are referred to as part of 'life's rich tapestry' and although we need to attach these experiences to our character to become better, more spiritually-rich people, I would still give anything to refill the gaps in our lives with the people who were there before.

Nonetheless, welcome 2014. No doubt there will be more of that 'rich tapestry' in years to come but I hope for more joyous, and less eventful times ahead this year. I hope the same for you  - here's to a little more happiness, and less of the stuff that's supposed to be 'character building'.

Happy New Year. 


  1. Last year was obviously a year of great change for you, losing people you were close to. I think it's perfectly fine and RIGHT to take your time letting go of that year. Go easy on yourself and do things at your own pace :)

  2. What a gorgeous post Soph. May 2014 unfold slowly and happily for you. xx