I’ve been thinking about 2011 and all that it has brought, and somehow it seemed apt to pen down some thoughts on the very eve of New Year’s. Needless to say, this year has been a very emotional affair in more ways than I would have ever imagined.

The arrival of my first child has got to be, by far, one of the most eventful times in my life. On the surface, I’m sure it has looked all hunky dory and easy. But I would have to admit – at least to myself – that the journey into Motherhood was a tough one. No one tells you how much your perspective of the world changes when you become a Mother. Well, perhaps they do but it’s also something you just cannot imagine until you’re actually there. No one tells you that these emotions aren’t just restricted to how you feel for your child and family, but also how you start feeling about yourself. Not just as a Mother, but as a daughter, wife, friend and colleague.

Career. This is one thing I have struggled with on a personal level. I have always worked, and worked hard. So scaling back and being happy with it was a struggle. I felt like I should be doing more, both at work as well as at home. And striking a balance is something I will continue to work at going into the New Year.

For many who know me, this blog has been a documented journey of the physical challenges I have pushed myself through for the past seven years at least. This year, my biggest feat was probably the birth and then it was just about how to get active again. There were no races or physical achievements and I hope to revisit this side of myself again next year. A fellow active Mummy friend and I have just decided to do a biathlon relay together, that should be fun! And hopefully that will motivate me to be a bit more regular in my active life. It’s been so hit and miss this year really!

On Faith and family. Just last month, we brought our little one into the Faith. I hope to get stronger in mine in the new year. I also pray it unites my own family and strengthens us all as we go through trials and tribulations together. I know He is there for us and we only need to reach out.

So 2012 is literally 12 hours away. Am I ready? I guess I am as ready as I can be.

A Happy New Year to you all. See you soon!