Well here we are, right at the end of another year and this one has been a real mixed bag for me. It has held my toughest ever moments, some of the most exciting, and some life changing decisions too.
Back at the beginning of March, I had the honour of nursing my mum for the last two weeks of her life. Between my father and I - with the amazing help of my sister too - we managed to get her out of hospital, where she had been for 3 months - in order to enjoy her last days at home. It was her one wish, and it is one of the things I am most proud of. Holding mum's hand as she passed away was both the hardest and most important thing I've ever had to do. Just six weeks later, we also had to say goodbye to my father in law. Yup - the year has been a tough one.
On the flip-side, I have had the immense joy of seeing my other half's wonderful novel, The Map Of Us not only be published, but become a bestseller on Amazon. Seeing it in the hands of so many people has been such an incredible joy!
And then, in early December, I left my day job. Having enjoyed a few weeks of freedom, I'm looking forward to starting the New Year with the time to work on finishing my first novel as well as continuing to grow my business as a pet and portrait artist.
And then - one of the most amazing things this year- I discovered Steemit. My friends here have become like a second family to me. There are so so many people here I'm grateful for - but I have to give a big cheer for my lovely @welcomewagon gang - especially Team Sapphire lovelies @dreemsteem, @bluefinstudios and @saffisara - they have seen me through some of my darkest days, and are truly the best friends I could ever wish for.
All in all - an real mixed bag of a year. I can't pretend that I'm sad to say goodbye to it - but I'm so excited for the adventure that is 2019 - and I can't wait to share it with you all.
Catch you next year, Eveningart xx