This last year has been pretty epic in our household by anybody’s standard we have decorated a whole house and busied ourselves for our new arrival.
We welcomed Jacob into the world and into the family and in the last few months our lives have almost been inundated with firsts from Jacob from his first night in his cot, his first smile, and even his first teeth, next it will be crawling, first words and then first birthday and then we will be leaving babyhood behind ready to start the firsts in the toddler category instead.
I guess in life we are always counting down to something, the weekend, the plumber coming, the holiday, your birthday. I think it would be fair to say we as humans are somewhat obsessed with it.
As a blogger I guess I am more first obsessed than most, we view stats and figures pretty much daily, excitement at the first time you reach 1,000 page views, hope when you receive that comment or email saying your post made a difference, and how about that first time and possibly only time you were shortlisted for an award? well let me tell you that in itself is one of the best firsts in the world, even not winning is not an issue, after all it’s the being nominated thats a first, well thats how I felt when I was recently nominated anyway.
This week HomeServe is celebrating an achievement I can certainly relate to too, as their blog ‘Ketchup’ is turning 1 this week.
Ketchup, which was named that since everyone has it in their house (cool I know) is full of useful tips & tricks for the home, as well as gardening advice & family friendly activities and I for one want to say well done Ketchup!
I think we spend so long counting down the firsts and then don’t take the time out to recognise them! I think we need to celebrate those firsts more often, maybe not always with cake as I fear I would be double the size and rounder!
Lets pat ourselves on the back and take those few minutes to realise we are all pretty epic and reaching a first is always super cool, hard work is still yet to come but reaching a first means you’re getting there.
What firsts will you be celebrating?
*This is a collaborative post*