It’s just a few days before Christmas and I’ve managed to have a bit of space to myself, just a little bit! And it’s got me thinking, reflecting on the year gone by. I think every year has it’s ups and downs. I don’t think you can go through 365 days without feeling the highs and lows of life.

When I think back to this time last year, Jessica was only 9 months old, I was on maternity leave feeling determined to set my business up. And that’s what I’ve done. It’s been a year of two halves in that respect. The first part of the year I was on maternity leave from my corporate job and had plenty of time to write, post and work on Nicky for Life (or at least it felt that way compared to the second half!).

The second part of the year was a new chapter; life with 2 little ones, my business and my part-time corporate job.

And here’s the big learning for me … to be happy with where I’m at. My business is my passion, I absolutely love it but there’s only so much I can do right now. And that’s OK. It will change. It will change over the next year, it will change as my children grow.

And it will also change with me. I’m a different person to the one that saw 2016 in.

But I’ve learnt not to push it, not to push too hard and remember why I started Nicky for Life in the first place. To share everything I’d learnt, not only about food and nutrition, but health and this crazy thing called life.

So as we go into Christmas I know it can be all kinds of magical. But I also know it can be difficult too.

Christmas can heighten everything that’s going on. We can feel the loss of our loved ones even more. We can feel the loneliness even more. Whatever’s going on for you, Christmas can sometimes make it just that bit harder.

This Christmas I’ll be raising a glass to my Nan who died on Boxing Day last year, Harry (my other half’s Grandad) who we lost in September and my beautiful Mum.

I hope that wherever you are, whatever you’re going through that you can find a little magic this Christmas.

With love and health,


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