Dec 31 2012
OMG! I’m finally here! I actually made it: 366 days of blogging at least once every day! You know that’s a big deal for a commitment phobe.
What’s coming up next for me? A blog break! I plan to redecorate and reorganise this space, but I’ll be doing it in my own time. No deadlines, no expectations. And I’m also saying goodbye to daily blogging. I’ll miss it, but it was always meant as a year-long project and I’m ready to move on.
How did you spend the last day of the year? Alf and I sneaked out for a few hours to grab lunch, but before we could do that, we were busy hailing a cab to chase a bus that contained Alf’s wallet. (He’d dropped it as we were alighting.) We got the wallet back in the end, and I suppose we felt like Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves for about five minutes!
Before I sign off for the year, I’d like to leave you with some of my favourite posts:
I love this paper craft that my Burmese friend Eiei taught me. So easy and pretty!
My post on How To Proofread Anything was probably the most useful thing I’ve written all year.
Motherhood has never come naturally to me, not even the second time around. I don’t feel guilty about it and neither should you, because all it means is that we have to work harder to get there.
This is the only post about sex I’ve ever written. Some topics are just iffy because you don’t want to reveal too much and gross everyone out, yet no one likes a tease who talks in riddles and says practically nothing. I’m happy with the balance I’ve struck for this!
One of the best things about 2012 was the fact that I had time. Lots of it, because I hardly worked. I felt uneasy about it sometimes, but I took a month to encourage myself to sit back and appreciate the freedom I had to live, write, and think. During this time, I wrote about the importance of resilience, same-sex parenthood, and communicating with your sponsored children, among other things.
I also had more time to prep for parties, but as it turned out, it was my husband’s work that I really liked.
But mostly, I spent the year watching both my babies grow up, especially Z, who inspired the Louie Project. I didn’t always know it, but that was the very best part of my year.
Happy 2013 everyone! Once again, thank you for being here with me.