Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 – Let’s review, shall we?

At the end of every year, I marvel at how fast the year went by. Each year seems to go by faster than the one before. And just when I think time cannot possibly speed by any faster, it’s December 31st again.

But this year, I mean it. 2011 really has gone by faster than any other year. For real this time. And what a year it was. Let’s review, shall we?

January: I wrote a lengthy post called “Pulling a Pam” about how I stopped living my life for other people. This post was a tough one for me to write, and I’m so appreciative of the outpouring of support I received after posting it.

February: Hey, remember that time everyone in the childbirth class stared at my ass? “Okay, Come Look at My Butt” got a lot of laughs at my expense.

March: I only wrote one post in March, “Our Baby Un-shower.” Q-man was born three weeks early, so March got unexpectedly busy…

April: My “Quinn” post shared the news of our baby boy with the world, and I posted my first QWA.

May: My grandmother was such a big part of my life. “Grandma Games” is one of my favorite posts.

June: Life would be so different if Hubs and I weren’t parents in “If Life Had No Q.”

July: “Splitting Hairs” was my first (and favorite) Not-So-Wordy Wednesday post, and I’ve done one every Wednesday since (unless I’m on a Blog-cation, of course).

August: August was a BIG month.  I started my daily blog schedule, I wrote a trilogy on my germophobia, and I officially quit my corporate gig to be a stay-at-home-mommy in “My New Office.”

September: Quinn turned six months-old, and I wrote my first “To LBK” post since his birth. I also shared my struggle with adjusting to stay-at-home-mom life in “SAHM vs. HW.” Good thing I have “My Roadie” by my side.

October: Hubs and I celebrated our two-year wedding anniversary, and I told you all about “Our Wedding Story.”

November: I apologized to all my non-mom friends and family (and explained why my Facebook status updates suck now) in “Not a Non-Mom.” In honor of Thanksgiving, I described what I am most “Grateful” for.

December: I shared two childhood memories in “Winter” and “The Countdown Begins.” I also wrote another “To LBK” post to Quinn when he turned nine months-old.

I’ve met some fantastic people in the blogosphere this year – many of whom have inspired me, encouraged me and challenged me. I’m grateful for each of you who read my words and share your stories with me. I wish you all happiness, peace and joy in 2012.

This post is in response to this week’s writing prompt from Mama Kat: “This year in blog posts… choose one from each month of 2011 and share.” Yes, I know I cheated and linked more than one post for some months. I’m a rule-bender.