Tuesday, 27 December 2016

My 2016 Round-up

Now that 2017 is literally just days away. I like to look back over the year and see what i've acomplished, if I've completed any goals I set last year. What has happend in my life and in the world.


2016 has been generally a tough year for me. The start of the year was a struggle with work. It has become a lot heavier (I work as a care assistant in a nursing home) and the increase of hours has made me feel tired (being on call every week tops my 36hrs upto 60hrs). I started to look for another. Job, but was unsuccessful and now that the living wage has been introduced it's hard to find a higher paid job without any suitable qualifications, unless I want to go to another care home, which I don't.

My first goal is to think about what I want out of life, what kind of job I want.

The first few months have been upsetting. The death of a few legends have left us. I hope it's not a sign of things to come. 

It's now June and the worst possible news has been announced. Britain has voted to leave the EU. I feel really apprehensive about the fututre, even though it won't happen for another two years. 

Nevertheless, it's a daunting feeling when you are in a low paid job and just been given a living wage, which is slightly higher. Now, could be deemed usless when the cost of living will now rise. Scary times ahead. 

My second goal is to dicover how will I go about making my 'dream' job a reality. 

July has been a very exciting month for my husband and I. It is our first wedding Anniversary (4th July). We celebrated by visiting the church we got married in, followed by a lunch in a local tea garden. In the evening we went out for a drink and a meal. 

By the end of July I found out I was pregnant with our first child. I was happy, nervous and terrified at the same time. I announced the preganacy to my husband the day after I found out, with a small box filled with baby things and the test. He was very happy. 

Now, follows two months of keeping it a secret, which is the hardest thing I've ever done. And my goals have slightly changed. I've negleccted my blog and social media, as all I can think about is this pregnancy. 

I am no longer looking for another job, it wouldn't make any sense. My main focus is growing this baby.

The next four months have been exciting, with midwife appoitments, scans, a family wedding and announcing our pregnacy to family and close friends. Not to mention my boss, who is equally excited as I am and has developed a mother role towards me, which is nice. 

America has a new president, which in my opinion is a total disaster. 

As I type this post it is coming towards the end of November. I am just over halfway in my second trimester and the whole pregnancy. My 'small' bump has grown into an established bump and there is no hiding the fact I am pregnant. I am feeling the baby more and I can see he/she kicking and moving. Work has stopped my 'on calls' so I'm technically back to 36hrs. I have been feeling tired throughout the pregnancy. Though I am very lucky to not have been extremely ill, fingers crossed. 

I hope the next month is much better for the world than it has been. Also I hope my pregnancy continues to be smooth going. 

Thanks for reading my yearly roundup and keep your eyes out for my 2017 goals!

See you soon,

Love Jenni x


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