**this post contains lots of back stories, click on the coloured text to learn more**
20 years ago, aged just 15 and after a punch in the face, I left home.
10 years ago, I cut ties with my entire family, including my own mother.
9 years ago after my second mental breakdown in four years, I hit rock bottom. This is when I finally woke up to my addictions and demons, and got myself clean and happy. Just like they do in the movies.
8 years ago, after being diagnosed with PCOS, and categorically told I would never naturally conceive, I began my clean eating and sugar free journey.
7 years ago, after a failed business attempt, I admited defeat with my finances and declared bankruptcy.
6 years ago, after a week long labour, and shed load of pain, I became a mama for the first time.
5 years ago I started blogging. I shared my thoughts on food for three years at Ren’s Recipes, and it ignited my writing passions and spurred me on to create Mummy Tries. It’s safe to say a new addiction began.
4 years ago I moved to what I would have then described as my dream home, within a month of living here I was pregnant with baby #2.
3 years ago I enjoyed the London Olympics much more than I thought I would.
2 years ago hubby & I got a shock when we discovered baby #3 was en route, and that he would be a boy.
9 months ago I published my self-help book/memoir Become the Best You aka baby #4.
6 months ago we threw a huge and fabulous party.
3 months ago we saw an ASD specialist to discuss our eldest.
2 months ago we had our first family holiday abroad as a fivesome.
Last month we became autism parents. I hate that term, but I’m coming to terms with it.
This month I was made redundant.
Who knows what next month will bring 😉