Why hello 2018


I’m not going to lie, but 2017 was one of the best and worst years of my life.

I started a new job, went to Budapest with one of my best friends and had a crackin’ Disneyland Hen Do with some of the amazing women in my life.  I wrote things, surrounded myself with incredible people and took a fuckload of photos.  Oh and I got frickin’ married!  To a man who continues to make me laugh and surprise me.

That was all pretty darn incredible.

But my health deteriorated over the year, after three different courses of immunosuppressant’s, two different rounds of steroids and several invasive tests it was then decided that I would need surgery after all.   And contrary to what you might think…I was relieved.   That may sound strange, and don’t get me wrong I am scared, but I’m excited at the idea of more freedom, less pain and hopefully more energy.

This year has been physically draining, mentally challenging and downright messy.   But through it all I had the love and support of the people in my life who matter.

With that in mind, I’m looking forward to this year.   Big things are on the horizon, not just for me but for those around me.   Everyone in my life is growing and changing and that’s exciting.

2018 is the year that I will have surgery.  It’s the year that my husband and I are going to move and maybe, just maybe start a family.   I’m going to keep writing my novels and studying for my degree, and with hard work and a splash of luck hopefully I’ll do well.

It’s going to be difficult and challenging and worth it.

And to all those reading this, for 2018 I wish you all good health and a tasty slice of happiness. I hope you take risks, discover new things and spend it with some truly wonderful people.

So hello 2018, it’s good to see you.

Rachel xxxx



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