Every year end, I reflect on the year previous, and I write an incredibly long post, highlighting 5-7 of my favorite posts from each month of the last year. I love to do it - but it's a) super time consuming and b) I wonder if anyone actually reads it, kwim?
I asked on the Mom to the Screaming Masses Facebook page - you all have liked that page, yes?? - and the response was about 80/20 in favor of it - and so I decided to do it.
I decided this on, I think, Saturday or Sunday. Today is Wednesday.
It's not that I don't want to do it - it's that I don't have time. Seriously. Which is SUCH a first world problem. Oh, me - look at me, I'm SOOOO busy. Gah.
But I really like reflecting - filling out the new year's calendar by tranferring stuff from the last year's is one of my favorite things about a new year - and so I decided upon a compromise. (Or, I read where someone MUCH smarter than I am did something really cool and I decided to follow her steps. You be the judge.)
2012 in one long run on sentence - Lose a job, take on a few freelance clients, no sleep, trips around the country, attend conferences, apply for multiple jobs, worry about money, meet some fantastic new friends and cement old friendships solid, get super hurt by the actions of a few, spend a ton of money on glasses and medicines for kids, no sleep, began to work funeral ministry(37 total for last year), performing arts school for one, new instruments for three, drive a motorcycle, race cars on a test track, cleaned the church (almost) weekly, land a fantastic job with a company I've wanted to work for several years, no sleep.
2012 in a few posts - the ones that were the most popular or struck a chord with many of you:
Things I did in 2012 that were AWESOME:
Things I did that were not awesome:
Reinjured my previously torn calf muscle, lost my job, stopped taking boxing class. Started a small riot when I mentioned that someone made a rude comment to me. Went to a Renaissance Fair that was a huge letdown.
Places I traveled:
Puerto Rico with my husband, San Jose for Invisalign, Dearborn for Ford, Nashville for Blissdom, New York for Blogher, Baltimore for Fitbloggin'. Love me some travel.
Places I wrote that won't continue in 2013 - Redbook, Cafe Mom, Diets In Review.
My weight was up. My weight was down. I went to Zumba obsessively. I took Crossfit and Core classes and walked as much as I can and tried not to obsess on the rest.
It was a pretty good year, I think.