Saturday, 7 January 2012

52 Week challenge-WEEK 1

52 week challenge

I have been thinking about blogging for a while now and i think this might be the thing to get me started!!

Thanks to facebook I came across this challenge and have decided to participate.  Apologies in advance as i have no idea what i am doing blogging wise but am hoping to learn as I go!! 

The first week of the challenge is all about 2011 and all the good things that happened in every aspect of your life EASY

  • The most important event was the birth of my second son 5/1/11  He is an absolute delight and angel of a child,
  • My eldest son turned 2 in March and it has been wonderful to watch him grow from a "toddler" into a proper little boy.  Tantrums and stubbornness i would not trade him for anything!!
  • Clocking up 11 happily unmarried years with the HOTH (story for another day)!!  We fight like cats and dogs but without him I would not have my 2 boys or be able to stay at home with them!! 
  • Finding a house builder who is not out to rip us off and who actually want to build the small house we are after
  • The baby finally sleeping through the night after 8 long months and being able to share a room with his brother.
  • The legal system working in our favour when we had major issues with another home builder.
  • Being surprised with a family trip to Fiji at Easter with the HOTH's family as a Christmas present, its going to be great!!
  • Finding out my 2 year old has a place at preschool starting in February.  He is very ready for a day a week of something other than being at home with me and I am very excited to have a day with just the baby. 
  • On the 30/12/11  I decided to change my whole outlook on life and decided that life is way too short to not live it.  I have become spontaneous and stopped sweating the small stuff.  Example; buying a yearly pass to our National Park so that we have to get out and use it.

 It definately was not an easy year a lot of sad, horrible, frustrating and bad things also happened but this challenge has been great in making me put all that aside and look at only the good things.  Looking at this list its become clear how important my family are to my happiness and they are my main driving force.and i am grateful to have them in my life.


  1. welcome along ann - you did just fine with the blogging! What a great list - I hope you enjoy our one day a week to focus on just you and the little one! here's to a new outlook - i hope to see posts about you using that pass to the national parks!

    Deb @ home life simplified

  2. Thanks Deb looking forward to the next challenge!!

  3. Hello Ann...I'm in the same boat with blogging, my first post was inspired by stumbling upon this challenge. I completely agree that this challenge, and specifically week 1, helped me look past the sad, disappointing, frustrating things that happened last year (and they always happen), and focus on so many great things. Good luck on your journey here.

  4. this is a great list! I love that you are focusing on having a better outlook and not sweating the small stuff. I look forward to reading more of you through the challenge x

  5. love that list. Have fun in Fiji! Hope you enjoy the National Park too.

  6. Hi Ann, your list is great. The small stuff is just that small and doesn't need to be bothered with, live life and enjoy. I look forward to following your progress withthe challenge. :)

  7. Awesome start Ann! You will find a community of support in the blogasphere. Looking forward to reading about your values!


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