I admit that I have some memory gaps for the past year. Half of it I was pregnant with the little one, and the other half I had it in my arms.. The transition to motherhood is an exciting and scary experience! Triantafyllenia ‘s invitation came at the right time, since the arrival of the sporak had not allowed me to sit and reflect on the feelings and images I experienced in 2015 until now.

So let’s get started..

1. What did you do in 2015 that you’ve never done before?
I became a mom!!! There is no other event!
2. Did you keep the goals you set last year? Will you be putting in new ones this year?
Setting goals makes me anxious. The only time “goal” I had set for myself was to breastfeed the little one as long as I can. And I did it. Sure every day I try to be a better mom, wife, friend, but there are always good days and bad days. I try not to be so intimidated anymore.

 

3. Which countries did you visit in 2015?
USA pregnant, I managed and went all the way to Eretria for a little fish! haha! I have been traveling since September ’14 when my husband and I went to New York.
4. What would you like to do in 2016 that was lagging behind in 2015?
To travel more, to be more carefree and calmer (in the last trimester of my pregnancy, but also in the first months of my little one’s life, I had a lot of anxiety).
5. Which dates will you remember for 2015 and why?
 The date I gave birth to the little seed, 27/5/15, and the day I felt it moving inside me while doing crafts, 6/1/2015, Epiphany.
6. What was your biggest achievement in 2015?
Where I experienced a 24-hour labor in all its stages, while I didn’t think I would make it, and the 9-month breastfeeding of the little one, with the help of my precious midwife.
7. What was the biggest failure of 2015?
Motherhood has no waiting room for disappointments and failures. Certainly at first there were many emotional and psychological conflicts, fatigue and exhaustion which often makes you not think clearly, but none of the above remains. What helped me was the phrase of my midwife, which always follows me: The best mother for your child is you yourself, no one else!
8. What did you buy that you enjoyed the most?
Most of the shopping was done to provide the baby with essentials, however, I was happy as a child when I created something for her, like the dolls/pillows I sewed for her.

9. Where did most of your money go?
Does he want a question? In his excellency, the little seed…
10. What excited you the most?
That I didn’t forget to be a child with my child! Since many times my husband sees us playing and they laugh at him…
11. Which song will remind you of 2015?
I ‘ve been singing it to her since she was in my belly!
12. Compared to 2015, in 2016, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer?
a) Happier
b) Thicker :(
c) Richer in what really counts..
13. What would you like to do more and what less?
I would like to travel more, and stress less..
14. What was your favorite movie of 2015?
Hmm…my favorite movie of 2015, 2016…etc was, is, and will be Breakfast at Tiffany’s! :)
15. What made 2015 special?
My transformation into a mom! I will never forget the first Christmas with the seed!
16. What was your fashion concept for 2015?
Whatever fits you, wear it! haha! Where will it go, we will lose the extra pounds..
17. What kept you sane?
My husband! As a bull, he has the ability to land me wherever and whenever needed!
18. Which political event upset you?
The little one was born at the end of May 2015, amid the political chaos of Capital Control, so my only thought during those 5 days was whether we would have to pay for the maternity hospital!
19. Who did you miss?
My grandfather Odysseus. My weakness and his weakness..My little seed would love him!
20. Tell us a life lesson for 2015?
What he taught me is perfectly expressed in the following text by Khalil Gibran:
http://www.shabbymommy.com/