When writing about my word for 2017, I already mentioned that I wanted to ditch my phone a bit more and that I bought an old-fashioned alarm clock. Well, that alarm clock has become my new best friend and thanks to this simple chance I am sleeping so much better. Since sleep is not really a commodity for us moms this has really been a game changer for me.
In the aftermath of my sister passing away, I have long struggled with the fear of who was going to be next. As the oldest of five kids, I have always felt very responsible for the other four and that somehow I had to protect them from everything that could go wrong or could be painful. This ranged from waking my sister up every morning so she wouldn’t come late to obsessively controlling where they were going and why.
Yep, I was that annoying oldest sister.
About a week late, but since we have been visiting family and friends in the Netherlands for the first week of January, it feels like this is my real first week of the new year. Today all three of us had to go back to normal life (work or daycare), and although I don´t really do resolutions, I do like the concept of picking a word of focus for 2017 and some goal planning.
After not feeling good for almost two weeks, I realized on Monday that I had been living on aspirins all that time to deal with my cold and my headache so I decided I had to go to the doctors. And, of course, I should have done this much earlier because with the medicine he gave me I felt SO much better within a day. So I am finally starting to recuperate from the huge cold that I caught, just in time for Christmas.
I can´t believe 2016 is almost over. CRAZY how fast times goes by! Time to reflect on the last year with a roundup of my favorite posts here on Working Mommy Abroad.