The end of this year looks to be pretty massive. In roughly 5 or so weeks time, Justin's sister-in-law will be popping out a little bambino and in just under 8 weeks, I'll be jet-setting half way around the world for a trip to Europe.
They, my friends, are BIG things.
As a rule of thumb, I like to pretend that I handle everything in life really well. Nothing could be further from the truth. I handle pretty much everything really poorly. I'm always far too emotional for any situation - whether that's extreme happiness or extreme sadness, either way, I'm the person sitting in the corner crying because "It's too much!" or "I'm so happy right now!"
But these big things are good big things. I'm excited to be an unofficial Aunt. I'm excited to see this little baby be a baby and then grow and learn. I haven't really spent much (read: any) time around small people before and so the thought of nappies and spit up actually secretly excites me. I want to experience being around a little baby and experience growth in such a noticeable way.
I'm also excited to visit Europe. I've never been before and those 6 weeks are going to open my eyes and my heart and I am so ready for that. I want to experience life in a completely different way. I want to be the one who grows and learns.
I'm prepared to be completely overwhelmed with emotions because that's who I am. I sincerely hope that I'm overcome with extreme happiness and no sadness, but knowing myself, something is going to upset me and I will end up bawling half way through a transatlantic flight. I do not envy those travelling with me I tell ya.
I feel that the end of this year, and the start of the next year, is going to mark a significant time in my life. I can just feel that who I am will shift incredibly and I sincerely hope that my mind and my heart change for the better.
And now, to lighten things back up again, I leave you with...
I know you can be overwhelmed and I know you can be underwhelmed... But can you ever just be... whelmed?
What movie does that come from my friends?
If you can guess then you really should be my mini-me! Speaking of which, you don't have long left to enter the world's greatest giveaway - go go go!