I started to insert photos of my favourite bits from the year and write small captions about them as I’ve done in the past. However, something stopped me. I could fill this blog post up with all of my professional photos and show the glossy side of life… or I could write about those really tough days when I’ve been in with the kids all day and not interacted with a single adult soul, but I’ll do neither. What I want to post is all my family and friends photos; days where we’ve been out adventuring with the kids and getting lost and muddy, those are the best days. But they are personal photos and will remain safely stashed on my iPhone, mac book and hard drive or hanging on my walls at home.
2016…. you’ve been a fabulous year filled with family and friends, wakeboarding, coaching, surfing and travelling. Its been a crazy year of parenthood as I’ve strived to learn how to be a parent of two boys (yes they are still animals).
As a family we’ve traveled to Dubai, Devon, France and Portugal, some of the trips we did with friends and family, some just the four of us, and they were all fantastic.
I’ve had brilliant times coaching, both on the GB Squad on the Development Camps and privately, especially as my lil athlete Izzy Goode was ranked Number 1 in the World.
I’ve loved shooting and filming for my sponsors and can’t wait for more next year. Thank you WaterSports World, Hyperlite, Mystic, Nalu Beads and Veho for all your support. I’ve also enjoyed doing collaborations with other brands as well, the biggest one so far being New Balance.
I’ve had some great highs and some horrible lows this year, but what this year has taught me is that my favourite bits are spending time with friends and family, and of course, keeping active and getting on the water. (Mummas gotta clear her head somehow!)
I hope 2017 brings me more joyful times with the people and activities I love.
So heres a photo I snapped – after a great wakeboard session and I was buzzing off my tits – that for me sums up my 2016.
Happy New Year everyone, heres to an even better 2017 xx