>10 years have past but life grows

>A great blog friend Dawn of Knees Up Mother Brown did a great post a couple of weeks back.
Here in the UK we have just completed our 10 year Census, being a Sociological person I love things like census’s and surveys I find it super interesting and Dawn thought the same and decide to list 10 things that have changed in her life in the past 10 years.

I loved this idea, I believe when you look back at life you can realise how fortunate you are in your current times, so here are my 10 changes since 2001.

1. I was not married in 2001, in fact I had not even met my husband that happened in February 2002 and I am still so thankful for that fact that he saved me, he transformed my life so massively (too painful to explain).

2. I also was not a Mama – now I have my gorgeous Grayson born in Jan 2009 and my soon to be Addison due in May.

3. In 2001 I was still in my 20’s in fact I was only 20 now I am the big 30.

4. I owned my own home back in 2001, I had a mortgage which cost less than half of my current rental property but I am much happier with my circumstances now.

5. Back in 2001 I was not speaking to a few members of my family who I had always been very close too, that is now all resolved and I love being back with people who I care for so much.

6. I was working a job which I hated for a big multinational company, although I still find my current job very difficult I know run my father’s business and its alot more rewarding.

7. In 2001 I was not racist/sexist or prejudice in any way but I did not understand or take into account how people who are “different” are so affected in every day life, now after having a disabled son for the past 2 years and seeing some prejudice held against my family for being of mixed race i Have an even larger understanding of consideration and tolerance.

8. In 2001 I barely even knew what the World Wide Web was let alone to have met some of the most amazing and influential people in my life through it.

9. In 2001 I was suffering very badly with my Manic Depression, since then I have learnt how to by the most part control my condition even without the aid of medications and although I am sure it does not always sound like it by the most part am very happy to be me.

10. In 2001 I never knew that by know I would have had my own jewellery business which whilst open was a great success and pure pleasure to have done.

The reason my past 10 years have made me smile.

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Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.