Friday, December 31, 2010

Year in Review Part II

I can't believe I'm even writing this but 2010 is almost over! This year has been a series of ups and down that forced me to tune into my inner spiritual self, make changes and grow. And because of this I was able to make changes in my personal, professional and online life.  Great changes that allowed me to meet new people, do things I never really though about when I started this blog and giving my family peace.  

2010 Professional:
I don't discuss my professional life here because well the internet has too many eyes, and ears... in short the streets are watching. But this year forced me to make a decision about where I will be at the end of the new year and those of you that know me, you know if I set my mind to something it's going to happen. 2011 plans set in motion. 

2010 Personal: 
After 11 months of hell we finally bought a house! It was a long tedious process, it was gut wrenching, tear inducing hell but it's over now and we are the proud owners of a beautiful home. We've made some really good friends through the process and learned so much and for that I'm thankful. Our home needs a little TLC but for the most part it is in perfect condition and CJ has really taken to the backyard.  YEAH for weekend naps again. 
Our home after the Blizzard of 2010
New Friends: I have a great group of friends that I've had for years. They've been there through all the good and the bad and this year thanks to facebook I've reconnected with a lot of them.  2010 also brought about a special friend for CJ and I while we were in Brooklyn.  It's funny how a ride on the bus can build an instant friendship between two little ones and their moms. We miss you Omar and Claudia and once this cold breaks we'll be back out there to hang out.

New outlook: With the help of old Smarty I've  come to realize that I have a lot to offer in the way of advice BUT I have to be prepared for people not to listen. I'm working on that. I tend to get a little upset when people don't just do what I say but that's not good (and truth be told it's stressful) so now I will offer advice when asked and let people make their own decisions. After all it's not my life. 

With all the good also came some bad and I actually blogged about it to free myself from some of the anger and sadness I felt. I don't want to relive it all but you can read about it here: Dream Weaver It's still hard for me to believe he's no longer with us.  

2010 Online: 
I didn't do as much blogging here as I intended, but life gets in the way sometimes. *shrugs* I had a ton of  strongly opinionated pieces, nothing different than what I've written in the past, but somewhere I lost my moxy and never hit publish. They make up the Part I of this Year in review. :). 

Though I limited what I wrote here I still continued to blog. I started a Wordpress blog all about my life as a working mom, and with the help and encouragement of a great group of people I was able to work on a few outside sites, and increase my online presence. I have to admit that was no easy job, I am in awe of my friends that write for a living because I was straight up annoyed by it all. Revision after revision UGH but I got a few good pieces written and I'm very proud of them. I'd like to personally thank the women that gave me the platform to express myself : 

So that's my year in review... I know 2011 will be just as exciting and I hope you all come along for the ride.


1 comment:

Mommy Lisa said...

Wait, you have another blog?