So here we are, on the cusp of another brand new year and, I wonder, what will it bring?
For me, 2017 was an incredible year, full of changes (and quite a lot of stress, to be fair!). I moved over three hundred miles from North Wales to Cornwall, into a brand-new house (which we're still working on!) and, within four days of arriving, I'd also found my brand-new job, here at Pregnancy Sickness Support.
It's hard to believe that 2018 could top that, but I have a feeling it's going to.
In 2018, I am planning to change my life, recover the old me, and raise money for PSS along the way. I'm going to face up to some new challenges (watch this space for more details) and some old ones (the Cardiff Half Marathon and two training races to boot), and there's a good chance that my hair will be a wacky colour for at least part of the year! I'm going to finish turning my new house into a happy home, and I'm hoping to achieve great things on the work front too.
It's a question that everyone will be asking at this time, but: what are your hopes for 2018? I tend not to think in terms of strict resolutions but rather in the sense of aims and hopes and targets.
I won't, for example, be starting some mad diet the minute the clock strikes twelve, but I will be researching ways to live and eat better, and also trying to factor in body positivity, something that I know can be hard for HG sufferers, who often feel as if their body has somehow let them down.
Whatever your plans are for 2018, please do consider making them part of a fundraising effort, as I will be. Its easy to set up a fundraising page and there's more information on our website. I'd be delighted to help in any way I can, and I am looking forward to an exciting, chaotic, successful 2018 as all our plans, large and small, come to fruition.
Happy New Year!