This time of year can be strange- as the year draws to a close, lots of us find ourselves looking back on things that have happened, places we’ve been to and people we’ve met. Some years are bigger than others, but no less significant. And this year for me has been pretty huge. A pregnancy. A difficult pregnancy. The preciousness of life hanging by a thread. Control changing hands just when I needed it to be mine. Fear of the unknown. And then a baby! A healthy baby. The perfect ending; a year come full circle and perhaps time now to reflect, to be looking backwards but moving forwards.
As 2014 ends I know that I am lucky, despite the turbulence we’ve had to endure. It’s always strange to look back and wonder if you would have done anything differently if you’d known what was going to happen. And honestly? I’m not sure I could have, even if I wanted to. Sometimes we mght like to think we can predict the future with Tarot card readings, or a crystal ball, but sometimes npbody can really see what’s up ahead at all….