Wow am I the only one feeling that 2012 has just crept so quietly away? The weeks and months in 2012 just flew past. Last year this time I was preparing to step back into civilization after spending a year at home with my boy. I still remember how glad I was to be finally getting back to work and yet felt immense anxiety about being away from the boy.
All in all, 2012 was good to me.
I started 2011 in a shock as I was thrown into motherhood much earlier than expected. 2012 was the year I found myself back. I started the year full of mummy guilt, not to mention that I was battling toddler tantrums and sleep battles. Until I realised it's ok to cut myself some slack, it's ok to let others do a bit more for the boy, and it's ok if my son doesn't go to bed at 9pm everynight (yes, 10.30pm is ok). I enjoyed my work, found time to go out with my girlfriends, go for yoga, read and relax.
And one thing that makes me very happy in 2012 was that I found my marriage back too. The first year of parenthood was crazy, we made lots of adjustment. Love and romance just took the back seat. And then now, we started going out for date-nights, found time to have nice long conversations, we treasure our couple time together a lot more. So we fell in love again. The marriage surely became much stronger :)
Of course, one of the highlights for me in 2012 was turning 30. I had been looking forward to turning 30. Nothing really changed overnight, honestly. But it allowed me to pause and take stock of how much I have grown over the years. Definitely enjoy being the more confident, more comfortable, more composed and mature me!
I am not sure what 2013 will bring along. There's lots of stuff I want to do. I hope it will be a year I can strike a few things off my list. And there are some things i'd like to do more - read more, love more, dream more, laugh more.
Yes, i hope i will write a bit more in this space this year! 2012 was horrible, I hardly wrote. Thanks for those who still hang around here, thanks for reading and sharing moments of my life here. Have a great year ahead, everyone! :)
Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret ANYTHING
That makes you smile.”
― Mark Twain
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