Over the last few days I've been reflecting back on this year and I can sort of encapsulate what I feel about this year in one sentence, 'I'm glad it's almost over'. Yeah sure there were moments which were truly fantastic, my daughter's first birthday, my daughter's first swim, the first family holiday I've had with both my parents and my parents in law etc spring to mind.
But all in all, what a horrifying year. A year when I felt truly powerless to navigate my own destiny, a year which started with each week feeling like it was a life time when success meant getting through to a Saturday with my sanity intact. Despite this, I know I'm one of the lucky few, coz there are a lot of people out there who have lost a loved one or have lost their job or their savings.
Someone told me a few days ago that whatever happens in 2010, it can't be as bad as 2009 and all I could think was, don't count your chickens before they hatch.