As I write, Christmas preparations are in full swing and I am planning to leave home early in the morning on Christmas Eve to go and visit my daughter in Cardiff.
In the back of my mind, however, is the upcoming New Year and the commitment I've made to restore my old self, improving my health and fitness along the way. At PSS, we're encouraging our supporters to embrace a new challenge in the New Year, and so I would like to take on something different as part of my own recovery plans.
But what? One of my long-held wishes was to do the zip wire over the Eden Project, and I did this in the summer of 2015 - with my daughter, in fact - just before going to see a live concert there. I know from the other adventurous things that we tried that day that a bungee jump would be absolutely beyond me - I can't step off! - as would any kind of parachuting or abseiling challenge.
Nevertheless, I'm thinking that there must be some other way that I could celebrate what I hope will be substantial weight-loss and improvement in my fitness. I've always wanted to do a race track day... or perhaps I could learn to ice skate properly and put these to good use?
Does anyone have any better ideas?
Whatever I decide to do, I am already getting ready to go; ready to make 2018 a year in which I achieve both new experiences and a return to the old me. With just under three weeks to go until my nine months of recovery begin, there's time yet to come up with some wonderful plans.
Until then, do let me know if you've got plans to embrace a new challenge this January in aid of Pregnancy Sickness Support, and check out our webpage for ways in which you can help.
Merry Christmas everyone!