Last year I wrote a post around this time detailing 2011 as told through My Home Truths.
That process really reiterated how important this space is to me as an online journal and allowed me to look back on a big year and appreciate all the experiences I had, the good and the bad.
So it’s only natural I take the opportunity to look back on 2012 in the same way to truly appreciate what a busy and momentous year it has been as well!
January – I entered the new year in a depressed state but quickly vowed to look for positivity in my life and identified my 5 core values. We prepared for the big transition to mainstream for Gilbert and I finally made a commitment to change my life for the better!
February – we decided that 3 kids were indeed enough for us and I continued on with the mammoth clean-out of our house, ready for sale. I got a little sentimental along the way and ended the month having “one of those days“…you know the ones that I mean?
March – we put the house on the market and sold it in 6 days! Meanwhile the bubble burst at school, I was offered a new opportunity at work and I went outside my comfort zone by meeting up with some local bloggers before travelling to Melbourne to attend DPCON12.
I’m so into this conversation at DPCON12 – sorry if I was a a tad intense Dorothy!
April – was full on busy! We moved house, I provided my take on the sessions I attended at DPCON12, I confessed to my lame claims to fame, I had a blogging break and then I returned with the promise of my first ever giveaway. It was a BIG month!
May – featured my first giveaway, my first review and one of the most viewed posts I have ever had. In between settling in the new house I also had to face changes to my son’s funding at school thanks to Every Student Every School and I started a new blog, Just Add Geek with my husband…
Don’t we look like groovy geek parents?
June – saw me talking to a journalist about Every Student Every School and I continued to share my knowledge of being a special needs parent. I survived a week of solo parenting, considered my options as a working parent and celebrated my kids’ progress.
July – we bought a block of land, I discussed our family’s great sport divide and I enjoyed an unexpected conversation with the kids. Then the stress of life hit with full force and I ended up becoming overwhelmed and deciding on a much needed blogging break.
August – I spent much of this month re-evaluating life and eventually made a return to blogging. I began my Sunday Musical Musings posts, I learned some hard lessons, updated you on our home building quest and shared how Weight Watchers had changed my life.
September – I shared I was still working on being a working parent, we signed to a builder and I revealed I had my very own dirt girl. I renewed my fight against Every Student Every School and I pondered the working parent jigsaw puzzle.
October – I celebrated my 12th wedding anniversary, we helped Matilda construct a junk sculpture castle and we celebrated her birthday at home for the first time. I also pondered Gilbert’s dual diagnosis dilemma and took some time to really consider what he sees.
November – I felt the need to bring back I Must Confess, so I did! I held another giveaway, confessed to escaping reality occasionally and was thankful for the little things. I also shared my tips for IEP meetings and compared my kids, then and now.
December – this month I declared I am not a writer, accepted a Sunshine Blogging Award and chalked up my 300th post. I talked dodgy Christmas gifts and warned of the dangers of festive fatigue before realising that my baby is not a baby anymore…sob.
So that, my friends, is 2012 according to My Home Truths. What a year!
Let’s hope 2013 is as productive and inspiring and feature packed for all of us.
Happy New Year everyone!