My post about Christmas morning at my grandparents’ farm when I was a kid. Somehow my (surprisingly tech-savvy) grandma found this post and asked me to read it to everyone in my extended family before we started opening presents this year.
My goal setting posts. Here’s a good one reviewing my August goals — I had a baby in late July, so my August goals were things like “take a nap everyday.” I love reviewing my goals monthly and coming up with goals/projects that make a concrete impact on my happiness in a relatively short time span.
Sisters in Spirit: Forgiveness was all about the struggles of forgiving myself when I feel like I’ve royally screwed up as a parent — yelled, spanked, and utterly missed the mark when trying to design a punishment that fits the “crime” of a squirrelly three-year-old.
My posts on running/weight lifting/etc. were pretty slim this year, but this one I wrote at 33 1/2 weeks pregnant makes me smile. I am so proud of myself for continuing to stay active throughout my pregnancy. I do actually enjoy exercising, so that helped, but since this is my second kid, I knew it would be a lot easier to exercise before the baby came than after! (5 months post-partum, I can attest to the truth of this statement.)
I loved writing about reading this year! I know it pushed me to read more than I would have normally, even after my extra reading time during maternity leave came to an end. I talked about some of my favorite books of the year (Bread & Wine and The Art Forger) in my October Twitterature post.
I got back into scrapbooking this year, using the Project Life system. (For the uninitiated, it’s basically an album + photo pocket pages + a “core kit” of color-coordinated cards for filling in dates, writing down memories, etc.) My favorite part was the little Project Life baby book that I created, since I knew there was no way I was going to keep up with a traditional baby book for my second child.
What was your favorite thing you wrote (or read) on a blog this year?