First off, it's been a little while since I have written a post - so many things going on.
I'm not sure I let everyone know, and it's funny that I title this as the 2020 year of change when 2019 was a big year of changes too.
First off, in 2019 I sent through 3 jobs. The first one I had been with for 6 years but was made redundant. I then searched around and got offered a role working on a new product using C# and ASP.Net.
Unfortunately, that one didn't work out. We released the first product but the company didn't fit with me. So I handed in my notice to start with a 3rd company who writes business systems produce in C# and C++.
As you can imagine - that was a lot of change throughout the year. The bonus is, this new company where I have now been for 3 months is walking distance - well 20 minutes walk.
I also spent some time in Poland - the best part of a week - where we have an office. My first visit and I enjoyed it...
Anyhow, back to 2020.
Well, the biggest change will be no so little Miss going up to senior school.
Last year she did a lot of work around the 6 weeks holiday where we worked towards her doing the grammar test. She passed that - plus an academic test at her 2nd choice school.
However, at the moment we are waiting to hear which school she does get into. Whichever one it is will still be quite a big change.
Whichever school it is means a change in our morning routines - I will have to drop her in while my wife does the afternoon run.
There will still be changes with little Mr in regards to school as he will progress through the classes as needed. They don't progress in an ordered fashion like at a mainstream school - he goes into the class that best suits his skills.
One other change we were contemplating this year was a house move - though I think (at least at the moment) that will want until 2021 or 2022 now.
The other thing we are trying in 2020 is something other than going to Butlins. We love Butlins but we have been quite a few times in the last 5 years.
It's time for a change - so we are going back to a place we have not been to for 10 years.
Holidays are always difficult. Little Mr is not good on planes - as you may have read in one of my earlier posts. We went to Spain a year and half ago which was the first time he had been back on a plane in 4 years.
Needless to say, we are going to give it a few more years. This year though we are going to go on the ferry over to the Isle of Wight.
We last went there when not so little Miss was just 8 months old. We're even going back to the holiday park we stayed at then - though there have been a few changes.
One other change is we see a new paediatrician for not so little Miss.
We've seen the same one for a few years now but she forward us on to someone that is more experienced with older children. She always believed that she was on the fence for ASD - so we hope this new doctor can tell us more or more definite.
That could prove to be a bigger change than any of the others this year.
So, there are plenty of changes - some to lifestyle this year. Change is good. Change is inevitable. As I said, I could have changed the title to 2019 and still listed many things.
The moral is, embrace the change. If you're just getting a diagnosis then embrace it. If you need to change lifestyle or school - embrace it.
Don't let anything get you down - always drive for a better life and an enjoyable one.
Embrace life and love everyone.