All posts tagged: year in review

Reflecting on my Year of 35

Yesterday I turned 36! We refer to birthdays as ‘Upgrades’ in our house (my awesome brother in law Menno’s idea) so it’s my 3.6 upgrade and I really love how that feels and sounds! My year of 35 has been full of growth, change and lessons in letting go of old beliefs I had about myself, my life and my relationships and in turn embracing a new way of life and being blessed with new friendships and connections with like minded souls. 2016 was our first full year of living at our new property ‘Mayberry‘ in the Macedon Ranges, which we are setting up as a permaculture/eco property. So, much of the past year has been about reconnecting to Mother Nature and I realise now that it is perhaps the first time I have properly felt connected to her.   My word for 2016 was ‘Shine’ and to embrace that vibration I made the decision last year to finally stop hiding and dulling my light in order to remain invisible. It was time for me to …

Thank you 34, Hello 35!

On the eve before what is my 35th birthday, I decided to take a moment to re-read my birthday blog post from last year and was struck by just how much change can happen in a single turn around the sun! This year has been another year of change on all levels, spiritually, emotionally and physically. In fact, last year was a year of transformation for me. The start of last year began with the birth of my second boy Rhys. The birth was challenging and at two days old we nearly lost him. He made an amazing recovery and is now a robust and happy 14 month old, but I definitely learnt a massive lesson about myself and life. I learnt that life is precious and short and there’s not a moment to waste living a life that doesn’t resonate with you. The saying “You only live once, make it magic” sums it up for me. The birth also helped me to rediscover my own inner strength and I saw myself in a different light. So, I began …

Thank you 33, hello 34!

I’m turning 34 tomorrow and before welcoming in a new birth year I started to think about my year of 33. It has been a pretty amazing year of growth and transformation where I finally felt like my true self. I must admit I’m still growing (aren’t we all) but, unlike other years, this year I decided to pull my socks up and do more deep work on myself so I would finally emerge from my cocoon. I realise that, up until this point I’ve been literally hiding; hiding from writing blog posts in case they sounded strange, hiding from being creative in case I didn’t produce something beautiful and hiding from acknowledging that my spiritual side is a big part of who I am. So the year of 33 was spent nurturing myself, my toddler and my sweet unborn child.

Year of the *Spassens

*Note Spassen = amalgamation of two surnames (^_-) Facebook prodded me the other day to click on their *year in review* app (a clever algorithm which pulls together a special timeline highlighting 20 of the biggest moments on FB from your life over the last 12 months). Not that I needed FB to remind me of this but we’ve had a pretty BIG year with some truly momentous moments along the way. For me, 2013 has been a year of wishes come true: to be close to those I love the most in the world and to be able to watch Magoo grow and mature into an amazing little boy and be there *in person* day-to-day to love and support him on his life journey a long with his awesome mum and dad (^_^) These have been fulfilled time and again and I feel so very blessed. Here are some photos of some of the highlights: Life isn’t always glamorous and there are inevitably a few curve balls to deal with, not to mention missing friends back …