It would be superfluous to call the last decade “life-changing”, given that I was 13 at the beginning of it. Nonetheless, there is no other way to describe it. I lost my brother and my Nan within 2 weeks of each other, met Karl, left school, gained a niece and nephew, completed college, got my first job, found a better job doing what I’d wanted to do for years and of course, had a baby. Life, death, milestones, personal achievement… it’s all in there.
I could try and make a guess as to what the next decade will hold, but I’ve not got a clue what the next year is going to mean for me so would probably find myself laughing at my own ideas in as little as 6 months.
It’s no understatement to say that I’ve had to quickly re-evaluate my thoughts, opinions, feelings, priorities — my entire life, even — in the past 6 and a half weeks. I’ve known for a long time that I’d be a good mother, but I had no clue exactly how strong my maternal instinct would be, and the massive impact that would have in going forward. I can’t really articulate what this means for my future, but suffice to say that the next 10 years will definitely be an adventure into the unknown.
And to think that this time last year, my biggest goal was to break 1,000 feed subscribers! How unimportant that seems now…