High Atlas, Morocco
Atlas Mountains, Morocco 31/12/2017

The day before new year, I remember being in a state of awe. It is not often I find myself dumb- founded. Here, I was surrounded by breath-taking beauty of the greatest magnitude (High Atlas, Morocco). The valleys felt so remote, and indeed a far cry from the hustle and bustle of England.

I remember thinking what better way to end the year than with my most loved, treasured and somewhat annoying ones.

What a year it had been!

I had turned 30 years old, my Son had started school. I had cut my hair into a ‘lob’. For those of you who know me, my hair has been my crowning glory for so long – this was kind of a big deal. We travelled to Miami; drove on the Seven-Mile bridge to Key West. The list could go on…


But, I have also had moments of self-doubt, periods where I have felt so low, I can only liken it to being trapped in a black hole, unable to find my way out. I have felt loss, sadness and a lack of control. As the cliché goes ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’. Physically I am a 5 foot 2 (Smurf) girl, but mentally I feel so strong!

I have listed things I am going to tackle in 2018. I will leave a note when these goals have been accomplished. Yay beans!

Learn to swim

My fellow Quirky-nators; I am ashamed to say I cannot swim without drowning. This year, at the young age of 30 (and a bit) years old. I am finally going to do it. I will no longer hold my daughter in a pool, as a shield and to distract from the fact that I cannot swim.

Note: You guys I have taken 6 lessons, and I can now do front stroke, and breast stroke- unaided. If there was ever a time to say boom shakalaka …this would be now!!

Ride a Bike

Before you say/think your Father has failed you. I think I failed my Father, my lack of willingness to move (you guys I was fat), may have been one of the many reasons my Pops gave up on teaching me (don’t worry Pops I have your back). My husband bought me a bike 5 year ago, but then expected me to get on and ride the bike (after helping me for all of 5 minutes). What the hell. So, I am going to book a professional bike lesson and learn.

Write a blog

A natural progression from being a verbal blogger; with an opinion on everything. I thought why not put pen to paper, or fingers on keyboard.

Note: I think it is safe to say this one is a work-in-progress.

Food for thought…What was your one highlight in 2017 and have you made/accomplished any new goals in 2018? Please leave your comments below.

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Posted by:Quirky Kay

A zany lady with a zest for life. A UK based Mummy of two munchkins, caffeine addict, food loving (sans gluten) globetrotter.

8 replies on “It’s a New Year, It’s a new dawn, It’s a new day …for me

  1. Haha i don’t know how to ride a bike either. I hope i get brave enough to learn on of these days. Thumbs up for finally learning to swim…i love swimming 😀 x

  2. Your doing fantastic at swimming…..and I’m glad your there as your giving me the confidence to keep going! We’ll be mermaids 🧜‍♀️ soon xx

  3. “Holding her as a shield”. Are you just getting back at your daughter for the birthing incident? 🤔😂

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