19 December 2017

2017: A year & word in review

These past 6 months have flown by! One minute I was taking Cherub to her first day of school, and the next I am watching her perform in her Kindy Christmas concert! The days seriously go by faster when you no longer have littlies at home.

This year I chose "Nourish" as my guiding word. While I spent the first half of the year indulging a little in my art, I nourished the spare time I had on my hands. Since August I have had my mind focussed on getting my business up & running, so haven't spent as much time as I like creating or taking care of my health & fitness. At this stage, I am still unsure on what my guiding word will be for the new year, but I know I need to include getting fit and focussing on my health (both mental & physical) so I am a healthy Mumma to my girls.

So what's been happening this year?

Well we've celebrated a few firsts this year with Cherub starting school, me starting a business, Popette dancing in her first dance festival and performing in the choir for the first time.

We have gone on some lovely camping trips to Dubbo and the Grampians, done lots of bushwalks or just gone exploring around our area.

I wrote about some of the lovely places you should visit at Kangaroo Island, shared 5 tips on ways to nourish yourself, and took the time to appreciate the little things.

In April, I shared a print I created, and wrote about being enough - something we often forget as mothers/wives/daughters/sisters/friends.

I remembered the days of yesterday and today, and wrote a letter to my girls.

Shared some ideas on how to declutter, along with some art I have been creating.

I had moments when I found parenting hard, felt like I was failing, and tried to lead by example.

I've also had moments when I've remembered to be grateful, and enjoyed time with my girls.

So as it turns out it's been a pretty busy year...thank you to all of you who read and comment on my blog, it's much appreciated.

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope you have a relaxing Christmas day wherever you are, and get to spend it with the ones who make you happy, whether that's with your family, relatives or a bunch of friends.

I will be taking a well earned rest over the school holidays, and be back in the new year.



  1. 2017 has been a challenging year for me, and not in a way I would like.I'm ready for the goodness 2018 will bring! Sounds like your word for the year come to fruition. Enjoy your Christmas :)

    1. Thanks Nicole, I hope you have a great Christmas and 2018 is a better year for you :)

  2. What a lovely idea to select a word for the year, I think I'm going to try that in 2018. And yes, how quickly do children grow! I can't believe that in a couple of weeks time I won't be able to say that I had a baby last year, anymore. Best wishes for 2018

    1. Thanks Eva, I hope you have a great Christmas and new year! :)

  3. Nourish is such an amazing word and can be included in so many aspects of life. Have a wonderful end to 2017 !!

  4. Congratulations Julie, I am loving how much you have reflected and I hope you are proud of yourself too! I am choosing an intention for 2018. My linky, should you want to come on board there as well as here in 2018 is running again from 1.1.18 ....love to you and I hope Christmas is an awesome one at your place! Denyse #teamIBOT

  5. i know I have already commented but I wanted to thank you for your kind words and connection on IG this past year. You have been lovely!! Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 1/52 and next week's optional prompt is Word or Intention for 2018.

  6. Happy New Year, Julie! Lovely to read that you've been able to follow through on your word of the year.

    My son starts Kinder this year and like it was for you, the year will be a blur between that nervous first day and that last day's concert performance.

    SSG xxx

    1. Hi SSG, Happy New Year to you too!! I hope you enjoy your son's first day & year at school, it's such a big step for them and yourself as a Mumma. x :)


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