Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas! Ours was SO hectic, but so much fun!
I can’t believe it’s already the end of the year. Time can go by so ridiculously fast sometimes. 2015 was a crazy year for my family and I. We definitely had our ups and our downs. One thing I learned this year was how to really be myself. To do what makes me happy and what I think is right, no matter what anyone else thinks.
I did an all pink outfit post for Valentine’s Day this year. Which I LOVE that outfit. But the whole time that I was taking the pictures I was wishing that I had pink hair as well. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for years, but I couldn’t ever do it because of either having a job that didn’t allow it, being pregnant/breastfeeding or just being scared to try it. I’ve also wanted to try a pixie cut as well. (I mean, your baby can only pull your hair so many times before you start dreaming of something different!) So after that outfit post I finally got up the courage and had BOTH things done at the same time. And I loved it!
Jeremy and I spent months earlier this year looking for a house. We had our hearts broken a few times in the process. But eventually we found the PERFECT house for us. And then we spent all of May doing a cosmetic renovation on our house before we moved in.
And after all of that work, Jeremy and I decided that we needed a vacation. We hadn’t taken one since before the kids were born. So it was definitely time! We went to South Padre Island and had an amazing time. And I took not one, but two outfit pictures while we were there. One even featured this really awesome work-out mermaid!
But then a really HORRIBLE thing happened. We found out that Atlas’ hemoglobin count was extremely low and he ended up needing a blood transfusion. Luckily, the issue wasn’t anything major. But it taught me, as a parent, to start speaking up when I think that something may not be right. Even if people do think that I’m an enormous worry wart mommy. So be it.
This year I decided to start blogging about more of my interests. So I wrote about some of my favorite things. Including the animated movie Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, the video game Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and one of my favorite books, Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart.
I also did a Steampunk outfit post for the first time! And I can’t wait to try more of these!
And I did a really crazy thing and committed to participating in NaNoWriMo for the month of November. I had no idea what to expect from this endeavor and was totally surprised when I actually finished my novel on time!
Honestly, I’m really proud of myself for continuing to blog. This time last year I dropped the ball on blogging. Jeremy was gone for 4 weeks (training in another state) around Thanksgiving and Christmas and it was rough on all of us. So, blogging took a back seat and I wasn’t sure how to get back into it. This past summer I just decided to hold my breath and dive back into it. And I don’t regret it at all. I’m learning how to really be myself and to blog about what makes me happy. And I love that I’m meeting people who are interested in the same things as I am!
Thank you guys for reading and I hope you all have an amazing 2016!
Happy New Year!