Friday, December 31, 2010

My blog's second year

2011 is almost upon us. Just a few hours away from the NYC ball drop, the Atlanta peach drop, champagne toasts and kisses up & down the east coast. And I will enter the second year of this blog.

My first post was January 21st, 2010. Ramblings about balance and the various roles I was trying to play within my one life. I was feeling unhinged, inadequate, and stressed. But trying to keep my optimism. Trying to convince myself that I was capable of mommy "perfection".

2010 marked many milestones. I grappled with my lack of patience and learned how to improve my life's balance. Amelia's naptime retreated from our household way too early for my liking. And her terrible two's made a surprise - and early - appearance as well. Potty training began... and is still ongoing.

Thanks to my amazing and helpful husband, I enjoyed a long weekend in Jamaica with my sister. A few months later, family trauma and the death of my sweet kitty brought back some very unwelcome stress.

I have grown this year. I have learned to focus on myself. After hitting rock bottom with Amelia's tantrums and my complete inability to handle them, I got serious. Worked with her and became more of a team player with my husband. Everything is looking up. I finally feel like the scales have been tipped in favor of fun instead of exhaustion and anxiety.

I am happy to be a mommy.
It just took me a while to realize it.


Ashley's Allowance said...Best Blogger Tips

Dropping by to let you know you have a new follower! :) Found your blog over at Relax & Surf Sunday over at The Life of Rylie Blog!

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...Best Blogger Tips

Isn't it amazing how much can change in one year- geesh I thought about that today myself- last year I was prego at this time! BTW I am a new follower from the hop Excellent blog!

Carolyn Dreadin said...Best Blogger Tips

Your newest follower from the Relax & Surf Sunday. Happy New Year!!
Carolyn @ Loving Life as a Couponer and Celebrating Home with Carolyn

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...Best Blogger Tips

new follower - sounds like you grew alot as a mom the past year - kudos! It's so hard to find that balance! I struggle daily but I wouldn't trade a moment of it!

come visit my blog!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Sandie lee said...Best Blogger Tips

You have a great blog - I'm already a follower =)

Please stop by A Cup of Romance at;

Happy New Year!

Sandie lee

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