2014 was a big year for our family, with a lot of changes. There were plenty of smaller highs along the way too.
So this is 2014, the year that was…
February – work continued on the house and I ran 10 miles for the Team Honk relay for Comic Relief. It was the only time I’d ever run from A to B (I always run in a loop), and I must say I really enjoyed it. I’d love to run that route again one day.
March – at the end of the month I took voluntary redundancy from the council I’d worked at for 15 years, to set up in business on my own as a freelance PR, copywriter, blogger, editor and social media geek.
April – my family conquered Snowdon! It was a scarier experience than I had expected, but I was so pleased that we all managed it.
May – I was very happy when I got my first bits of work in for my new business. I walked two legs of the Cotswold Way with Emma aka Crazy with Twins to raise money for Cancer Research UK, both legs with my eldest and one leg with the younger two kids too. I was very proud of them for managing it.
June – I went to Britmums Live and we had our annual dance show, both on the same weekend. I also took the difficult decision to go on Roaccutane, the strongest drug there is, for the acne I’ve had since I was 12. It turned out to be a very good decision.
July – having been very anti-pets forever, I suddenly saw the sense in getting a small pet (or two), so we got a lovely pair of guinea pigs, Eric and Daisy. It turned out to be another very good decision.
August – we had our annual trip to Padstow, always the highlight of our year.
September – I ran the Cheltenham half marathon, in my best time ever, I went to the award ceremony for the MAD Blog Awards as a finalist in the Schooldays category and my son took his grammar school entrance exam.
October – we got the all-important news that my son had passed the grammar school test and will be going to our preferred school in September.
December – my work is going really well now and I’m pleased to say I’m at the point where I can no longer combine it with housework! After seven months of living as a one car family, which hasn’t always been easy, fate brought a yellow Mini into my life!
All in all, it’s been a good year and we’ve achieved a lot. I’m looking forward to 2015 and expanding my business further and getting our house sorted out even more, as well as my son starting grammar school.
How was your 2014? And what are you hoping for in 2015?