Goodbye, 2016!

Today marks off December 31 2016, so we say goodbye to 2016!
What a year it has been. It’s had it’s ups and some major downs but it really just flew by in a flash. This year gave me a better grip of who I am as a person and made me more confident.
2016 had some major loses that will never be forgotten, not just in the celebrity world, Bowie, why oh why did you have to go? Prince, What the? Weren’t you immortal? Gene Wilder? Huh? and most recently Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and George Michael! This evenly I hope everyone is spared.
However the biggest loss I encountered this year was the passing of my granddad. Alan Alexander Petersen, a local celebrity and all round best teller of stories. He was such a hero in my eyes and always had a new story of his early life that would leave me hanging on the edge of my seat.
This year also marked the passing of my 2 rodent children, Spencer and Remi and Mr Frankie the Fish!  It’s amazing how much they become a piece of the family and leave a lasting impression!

With every negative, has to comes a postive, right?
So with some close passings we had to have some happiness come through and ended up with our adorable guinea pig, Thumper whom from the moment we saw her, I think she and I both knew she was coming home with me to be spoiled.
2016 also came with some lasting friendships that I cherish and couldn’t imagine ever ending. Even if those friendships involve some nights drinking far to much and all becoming a bit tipsy!
I rediscovered my love of reading again this year and read some total of 26 books. Some I loved, some were so- so and others I totally hated (American Psycho!). It fueled my fire to set up my book shelves and put together a small library, which I am loving! All the books, neatly standing side by side, all the other lands I can visit just from picking a book!

I’m looking forward to putting 2016 behind me and starting a fresh, 2017 looks to be full of promise, opportunities and a whole heap of possibilities!

What was 2016 like for you? Did you have a life changing year or are you happy it’s ending?

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Kids just aren’t right for me!

It seems there comes a time in life when everyone just expects you to pop a child out, especially if you’ve been in a relationship for longer than a day!
The questions started years ago for me, “When are you going to have a baby?”, “Time is running out for you”,  “As you get older it’s harder”, Lah Lah Lah.
Like it’s not a question of what I want, just that society expects me to procreate.

Well guess what world? It’s not for me, I do not want kids.
Sure kids are cute, innocent and make me laugh but it’s not something I need in my life.

Why?

I am enough without a mini me- I don’t need a kid to prove I am enough. I am enough without a kid. Some people seem to have this absurd idea that having a child is going to fulfil every aspect of their life. My life is good why bring something else into it?

Mental health- Mental health is a major issue that runs in my family. Mental health is genetic, need I say more? I can’t even explain how terrible I would feel if I had a child and it suffered through the mental health issues I have. Sure I’d be able to help out but I am an emotional type and it would break me to see my flesh and blood suffer.

Sleep- If I don’t get my sleep I get grumpy, grumpy to a degree where i’d possibly go mental. Refer to previous comment about mental health. I must sleep.

I’m selfish- I enjoy my time, my money. I treasure sitting down to read a book, I mean really reading a book, taking in every word, page, chapter and delving into it (currently reading American Psyco!), Watching a tv show thats not for small eyes, Long walks, my space… All these things would be compromised. If you really think about it, it all relates back to the mental health thing.

It’s not that I have a insane hate for kids, they are adorable, funny,  innocent. I enjoy spending time with friend’s kids and I wouldn’t say I am terrible at looking after them.
It is just not for me to have my own and that is ok.