As we enter a new decade I thought it would be a good idea to look back on the past 10 years. To be honest it doesn’t feel like 10 years since we were sitting wondering if all the computers were going to fail due to the millennium bug, scary when you realise that was 20 years ago!
This past 10 years have seen so many changes in my life. For bad and good.
Picture on the left Dec 2009 Picture on the right Dec 2019
As I entered 2010 I was pregnant with Evie, our first girl after 4 boys. SPD hit hard with this pregnancy and it was a hard one which had me almost in a wheelchair. 4 years later Amelia was born too – another little girl to complete our family.
In 2013 I had business problems and it still ripples through my life today, I have learned from mistakes and hope I proved to everyone that I was true to my word. Malicious people were cut from my life and those who were true friends are still in my life now – it really does take something like this to show who the fair weather ones are. For those true friends who stuck by me I am eternally grateful.
In 2017 we separated and both the girls and Ethan moved with me closer to my mum and hometown. Jacob was approaching his final year in school and Scott was working so they stayed with their dad but we have always had an open door policy. Which was just as well, Ethan hated his school here and moved back in with his dad and back to all of his friends. He needed to be happy and this was what we needed to do. It doesn’t mean I love my boys any less infact I love them so much I am willing to be without them so they can be where they need to be.
2020 will see us file for divorce and to be honest we are on better terms now than we have been for a long time. The split has done us both good and we are now doing things that make us happy.
I came out of the broom closet in 2019, having started practising the craft when I was a teen this has been a huge relief for me. I am now open about what I do and love that my girls are following suit. To others we play with herbs and crystals, candles and rituals, to us its a way of life and gives meaning in everything we do.
Happy 2020 everyone, here’s to the next decade and lets hope it is just as exciting as the last (maybe not so dramatic though!)