Anyone else feel like the beginning of 2019 was about fifteen years ago? I had to think really, really, reaalllllly hard to imagine what I was doing back then, twelve months ago. One of the best things about blogging is that I have a built-in reflection system where I can just look at what I was posting about and then my memory is jogged! It’s very convenient. Maybe that’s the real reason I’m still blogging after all these years.
I think the first year I did a year-end review was 2012 (2012?!? Who can think back that far?). I didn’t do it again until 2015, and it’s interesting to see how much the way I approached this kind of review, and blogging in general, had changed. I skipped 2016, 2017, but 2018 brought me back to reviewing once more.
As I’ve had more success, thank G-d, with wiring for other (paying) outlets, I have spent less time here on the blog. And the posts that I have written have tended to be shorter, or just linking to a more fleshed out article (that I got paid for – notice a trend here?). But every now and then there’s a post that surprises me with how much time I actually put into it. And here is a smattering of those, for your enjoyment. Come walk through the year with me and see what surprises are in store.
That I wrote this post should surprise no one: Easy Ways to Go Green
On the heels on my incredible trip to Israel (while I was basically eight months pregnant): Making Inspiration Last
My pre-birth/last month of pregnancy musings: Accepting That You Have No Control
EPIC BIRTH STORY! Why You Should Hire A Doula (Even If You’re Getting An Epidural)
This one resonated with a lot of parents: Ten Stages Of Parenting A Challenging Child
I wrote nothing this month!
Oooo! This was a fun one. I’ve been writing about myself for over a decade. Sometimes it’s nice to write about other people. Eleven Jewish Women You Should Follow
This is the post where I made a bucket list that I am now laughing at because I am nowhere near even starting that goal in the timeframe I wrote about. Oh well! Still on the bucket list. Bucket Lists and Pipe Dreams
Another year of Quick Thoughts For Elul! I love doing this series. Quick Thoughts For Elul 5779
Post High Holidays reflections: New (Jewish) Year, New You
I love winter and here are some reason why. Winter Is Coming
This post! Hahahaha