Happy Blogmas day 13 everyone! I’m just going to jump straight into this one…
Dear 2018 Shannon,
What a year it has been. Isn’t that the most cliché thing that could ever be said at the end of any year? I mean, it’s fucking true though. The ups and downs have been real.
Amazing ups and terribly low, lows. The ups were more often than last year, that was great. We went on loads of lovely holidays, had almost anxiety free holidays (AMAZING!) saw bands we’ve loved for years and enjoyed ourselves on days when there wasn’t even much to do.
The lows were rubbish, mental health issues were still at an all time high but also at a low, so it evened out at some points, right? We fought the mental health as hard as we could, made some changes and some that really helped in magical ways – even if it meant our credit card is suffering a bit, oops. Dad made us have squeaky bum time when he got poorly but he’s that strong man we have adored all of our lives and fought through it even harder than we thought he would. What a hero. Something we will never forget.
Love with Dan grew stronger than we thought possible, remember 2017 when we met this boy, we’re about to enter another year with him. Crazy! How many memories did we make? The holidays, the trips here and there, the laughs in our bedrooms which made us have belly aches. The love we have is so amazing.
This year we watched Jensen grow into an incredible little two year old who is the funniest, most clever lad ever. He’s become even more of a best friend and we have captured so many memories to look back on from his growing this year.
One amazing thing that happened which I think we forget is that you got discharged from the eating disorder team. You gained your weight, got to a healthy weight and got discharged, that is FUCKING AMAZING. That has to be your proudest moment this year, never, ever take that for granted. It was the biggest step in your mental health journey so far, you beat that, you can beat anything.
It’s been an amazing year. Hard, but amazing and a year we will never forget. One to look back on with a full, but heavy heart.
Thank you 2018 for the memories.