Hello World

by RosieS on January 2, 2013

So, here we are. In January. And I know what you’re thinking. It sticks out like a sore thumb doesn’t it. The absence of any up-to-date blog content.

There’s been no Christmas post, no New Year resolutions, no review of the year that was, no predictions for the future and the like.

No doubt, given past New Year posts, you’ll be questioning why I haven’t reflected on the year and summarised it in a blog post here, complete with images.

Very unlike me not to mention, for at least a second time, the things I’ve done and places I’ve visited as a result of this blog.

Disneyland Paris

But actually, I have reflected on the year. A lot.

In fact, I’ve reflected more on this past year than any other, because a lot changed for both of us in 2012. I’m still pinching myself because it’s all good. That’s all I’m saying on it really. It’s personal. I’m still getting my head around it all.

Suffice to say I’ve gone into 2013 in a really good place with some exciting plans ahead. I’ve booked a trip to Paris and a posh London hotel for my upcoming big birthday.

Everything else, though, I can’t really put into words; which makes writing this a little awkward.

I’ve been on an incredible journey over the last few months. My life is unrecognisable now to how it was back in September before I returned to full time work. And I’ve changed a lot too.

So I can sense something at the moment. It’s an unfamiliar feeling. Not one I’m very used to. It feels a little alien, a little strange, a little different.

It also feels as if its the sort of thing you risk losing if you share it. As if you should keep it to yourself and enjoy it a little longer. As if it’ll evaporate if you tell the world.

But tell I will. The feeling? It’s optimism. It’s a new one on me but it’s there. It’s exciting and I’m clinging on to it with both hands.

My motto for the year ahead: Dream big.

Go on.

Happy New Year. Hope 2013 is everything you want it to be.

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

PippaD @ A Mothers Ramblings January 2, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Dream big. What a great idea.


RosieS January 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Sounds good doesn’t it?


Emma @mummymummymum January 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I am trying…to dream big that is. :-)

Happy New Year Rosie. x


RosieS January 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Keep at it Emma :)

Happy New Year to you too. x


Tasha Goddard January 2, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Love it. I am feeling very positive, too. Like this year is going to be an important one where the things I want to happen, happen (even if I don’t know what they are yet). And, the big birthday is actually spurring me on, too, instead of holding me back. May life does begin this year, after all. :)


RosieS January 2, 2013 at 12:56 pm

It’s a nice feeling isn’t it? I can tell it’s going to be an important year too. It’s also the best year to have a big birthday I’ve decided. It’s spurred me on too. Yes, life really does begin this year :)


Chris at Thinly Spread January 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Big BIG dreams lady. Mahoosive. :-) :-) xxx


RosieS January 2, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Dream Mahoosive sounds even better :) :) xxx


Mari January 2, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Go you! Wishing you all the very best in 2013 and keep flying the flag for optimism, I’m a sucker for it xxx


RosieS January 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Wishing you all the very best in 2013 too, Mari. Optimism is very new to me. I totally love it though. Long may it last. xxx


notsupermum January 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Couldn’t be happier for how things have worked out for you Rosie, and SO well deserved. I hope 2013 is equally as amazing xxx


RosieS January 2, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Thank you NotSupermum. Wishing you every happiness in 2013 too. And it’s about time we met up again! xxx


Ali January 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Yep I am liking your motto Rosie and will write it on my notepad now. I need a motto like this at the moment x

So pleased what a wonderful year you have had and may all those BIG dreams come true and more x x x

Happy 2013 X


RosieS January 2, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Thanks for all your support and kind comments once again in 2012, Ali. Hoping 2013 is wonderful year for you. xxx


Super Amazing Mum January 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm

from little acorns grown big, strong oak trees. Not that I am saying you are tree or acorn of course!

Keep dreaming big! So pleased I’ve got to know you better, looking forward to more meet ups xxxxx


RosieS January 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm

LOL. Lovely to get to know you more in 2012 too, Sophie. Looking forward to more meetups and chats this year as we take on the world! xxx


Midlife Singlemum January 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I had a heavy new year’s eve with not much optimism. However, in just a couple of days it seems to have returned, though cautiously because it could all work out – and then again it could not. I certainly have big dreams. I love it that things can turn around in just a few months – thanks for sharing this Rosie, and have a wonderful year!


RosieS January 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Oh I hope it’s here to stay Rachel, and I hope it does all work out. Yes, things can certainly turn themselves around in a very short space of time. And I’m the last person who would ever have believed that. Wishing you and your daughter a wonderful year too. xx


Jay January 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm

And make sure you keep those big dreams in glorious technicolour while you’re at it, yes? x


RosieS January 2, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I will. As long as you do the same Jay xx


Peggy January 2, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Heres to 2013 and may all your big dreams become a reality, you deserve all of them! Px


RosieS January 2, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Oh thank you Peggy. That’s lovely. Wishing you all the very best too xx


Iota January 2, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Optimism is always good.


RosieS January 2, 2013 at 7:55 pm

It is. I like it. x


Sian January 2, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Optimism and confidence and you are oozing both.

Watching you blossom over the last few months has been amazing. You rock sister Scribble and I think you believe me now?!


RosieS January 2, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Love that comment sister To. Although I might be a diva by the end of the year!


sarahmumof3 January 2, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Rosie I’m sooo pleased for you, so happy that you dreamt big and got there… I hope that 2013 is amazing beyond all your thoguhts and dreams x


RosieS January 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Thank you Sarah. Wishing you a really great year too. xx


Ruth (geekmummy) January 2, 2013 at 10:54 pm

It’s been lovely watching great things happen to you over the past few months. You’re a lovely lady and totally deserve it. Keep dreaming big!


RosieS January 9, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Oh thank you Ruth. What a lovely comment. I’ve read it several times now and still makes me smile. :)


jfb57 January 4, 2013 at 10:29 am

I like that – Dream Big! going to do it! Happy New Year to you both Rosie!


RosieS January 9, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Do it Julia! Wishing you and hubby a very Happy New Year too!


Jo Bo January 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Brilliant. Bring it on 2013. xx


RosieS January 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Wishing you a great 2013 too, Jo! xx


Marlene January 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm

A Very Happy New Year to you too Rosie…..May all you dreams come true!!


RosieS January 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm

And all yours too Marlene. Happy New Year!


Kate Takes 5 January 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm

And it couldn’t have happened to a lovelier person. You deserve it all. Happy New Year!


RosieS January 9, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Kate you are lovely. We need to get together in 2013. It’s been far too long! x


Liska January 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Fantastic. You are ggggrrreat at what you are doing now. A total inspiration.
I am also dreaming big in setting up a website which I have HIGH hopes for.
I have linked to it in this comment (instead of to new mum online).
P.S. Happy New Year


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