My dad was always interested in what we had been getting up to. I need to remind myself that as difficult and as sad life is without him, life naturally continues. I've made a lot of choices with his advice and enthusiasm for new experiences encouraging me. Today more than ever I need to remember these highlights;
I became an auntie to beautiful, funny and inspiring children.
I went to Peru with my uncle and walked to Machu Picchu, raising £5000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity.
I travelled to Chile to watch my brother get married in a fairy tale castle to his beautiful wife.
I handed in my notice without a job to go to in the middle of the recession because I knew I needed to change my work/life balance...I ended up leaving on Friday and starting my new job on the following Monday
I brought a completely impractical but absolutely beautiful roaring sports car, then traded it in for an equally uneconomical four wheel drive. He would have been impressed with both my choices!
I went to a BBQ the night before my new job instead of staying in sensibly but met the man who I hope to be with for the rest of my life.
I returned to Cuba for the holiday of a lifetime...and blew the remaining savings on another holiday when we got home.
I experienced the joy of falling pregnant and sadly the awfulness of miscarriage.
I moved into the house that we will hopefully raise our children in.