This blog, my diary, my journal, gives me the opportunity to look over this last year and reflect on my personal and blogging growth. Let’s go on a little journey shall we?
I predicted that 2013 would be a crappy year in my post 2013:The Year of Unluck. And while that was partly correct, I also had a triumphant year! My prediction that a massive coronal event would wipe out our electrical system was nearly correct, but thankfully JUST missed us. My prediction of a sign or wonder in the sky was partly correct, although poor ISON did not survive the sun to be all it should have been. I went through a horrible surgery but I can breathe easier and sing better than before. I have gone through terrible emotional pain from my son’s drug problems, but he is getting help and is in a special school setting now, making up lost credits. I battled depression and OCD this summer but have come through that stronger and calmer and really am at the best I have been for quite some time. My job is as crazy as ever but we have hired new staff and I think they will be shining stars for our kids. I look to 2014 with a little trepidation but with gratitude and hope.
We all grieved over the tragedies of this year. The Boston bombing resonated globally, yet I was disturbed over the presence of The CRAFT’s presence at the Marathon, which I re-blogged from another site. Many of you were just as disturbed over it, and this post still gets many views. One wonders about the veracity of what we are told and who is really involved in some of these disasters.
I posted 245 posts. Wow, that is a lot of time spent thinking and writing and creating! And some of you have posted 2-3 times as much. Where do you get the time?
I jotted off many wacky quotes, 32 in all. And my quote box is not nearly empty. Get ready for my Age 45 series next year! My favorite was “Imperfections are the dimples on the face of life”.
I sang on a crappy microphone, a capella no less. And most of you didn’t click unfolllow after hearing me. This was a huge personal leap for me as I have performance anxiety. Yet I love to sing! My favorite by far was: Walking in the Air
I posted 98 poems this year on this blog. My favorite poem was All Of Them! They are my children! But if you had one that you really liked I would love to hear from you! But I will highlight a couple that I really felt to my soul: Unsynched Pendulum and Obsession
And one that just plain makes me laugh every time I read it: Ode to the Hair We Wear
I started a poetry blog called FantasiesOfAForlornFairy and have posted 39 poems on it, most of them original to the blog. I love that blog, it gives me an outlet to be happy or sad or angry or every other emotion under the sun. Managing two blogs, both of which I post poems, has been quite time consuming, but a great hobby and one that I have treasured this year.
How has your year been?