Dec 31 2012

For The Last Time In 2012, It’s A Wrap!

Published by at 11:30 pm under 12: Bests & Faves

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.

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “For The Last Time In 2012, It’s A Wrap!”

  1. Adelineon 01 Jan 2013 at 8:21 am

    Happy New Year Eve!! Looking forward to your new blog design. :p


    E Reply:

    Happy NY to you too Adeline! Thanks, but it might take a while, haha!


  2. Cindyon 02 Jan 2013 at 8:01 am

    I’ll miss your daily posts! It’s like my daily cuppa! Kinda is since I read them while I have my morning coffee. Now how ah? hehe


    E Reply:

    Cindy, thanks for reading, and for leaving so many supportive messages! Am really touched and honoured. :) How about if we switch roles–you can write posts over your morning coffee and I’ll read them daily, hehe!


  3. Caton 02 Jan 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Happy New Year, Evelyn! It’s definitely an achievement. I wish to do something 365 but always fail after a while.
    Hmm, your blog was kinda like a ‘magazine’ for me for a year. I didn’t have time to read a lot of blogs or articles but coming here, I could read all sorts of articles touching various topics quickly so it was never a bore. The words were concise and to the point, leaving me with many thoughts for the day.
    Hope there would be many more coming for the New Year! ^_^


    E Reply:

    Awww thanks so much Cat! I wasn’t sure if I was creating a random mess of a site, but then again I liked it that way, I just didn’t know if anyone else would! I haven’t planned out my year yet, but I’ve been reading your posts on goals–have not checked out all the links in your reflection post yet, but am definitely revisiting it soon!


  4. Stephiion 04 Jan 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Congratulations Eve!! What a sense of achievement u must feel. An inspiring effort and I’ve really enjoyed the themed posts.


    E Reply:

    Thanks for reading Stephii, it’s been an honour to have you visit so often! :)


  5. pcon 11 Jan 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Ten days into 2013, how’s (new) life thus far?

    Congratulation on the achievement of 2012. Im happy to be 1/366 part of your achievement ;p. Of course, thank you for giving me an opportunity to guest post here, my virgin attempt. (ahem, sorry to take so long to thank you) And, like every one mentioned, love to be here!

    I start to see some little change here and there. Look forward to new space (old you?)^^.


    E Reply:

    Hey PC! Thanks for asking! Will send you a mail soon. :) Yes, little changes! Very little, and slowly too, haha!


  6. Vanessaon 14 Jan 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Hi Evelyn

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog in 2012. Read it every night before i went to sleep. Having some withdrawal symptoms now haha. Will you write soon?

    I love the honesty in your posts and my favourite posts have been blogging from the B-side and the post from the heroin addict. They were real eye openers.

    Lastly, just to let you know, thanks to you, I have starting doing crafts!

    Thank you for blogging!


    E Reply:

    Hi Vanessa!

    I’m so touched, and it means a lot especially since I really have no idea who reads this, apart from a few of my friends. :) And every day!? Gosh I don’t know what to say, except for thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

    Would love to see what you’re making btw!

    As for me, I have a half-written post, but I’m also trying to reorganise things around here at the same time. Will be back in maybe a week or so!


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