So here it is folks, 2012 in a nicely rounded up FYBFpost. Just need the red ribbon around it and send it off to the past!
January: After the sudden defunct of my previous blog, With Some Grace was launched on the twinlets’ 2nd birthday. Oh happy day!
Being on a bloggy hiatus for the month prior, it was nice to read all the lovely comments of welcome on that very first post. Nothing like warm fuzzies from knowing people had actually missed me. Naw…
February: The twinlets started daycare! That very first day, I sat in the car and cried a fountain for approximately 15 minutes. Then, wiping my tears, I drove to the mall to cheer myself up with some retail therapy. Easy cure for a Mama’s Seperation Anxiety.
March: DPCON12 or bust, baby!! 200 or so “mothers and parents who blog” gathered in Melbourne for 2 full days of seminars, workshops and helluva lotta drinking, um, I mean catching up!
Brenda Gaddi was a machine on rocket fuel making sure the entire event ran smoothly. And I should know. She was my roomie.
April: Sometimes we do certain things, not truly understanding our intentions. But we just know in our hearts, if we don’t at least try and experience, we’re not following our intuition. Or something New Age-ish like that.
Picking up a random flyer from the local butcher, I went along to a meditation course. While it wasn’t life changing, it certainly made an impact on how to approach life with a little less stress and mental clutter.
May: When Brenda asked me to take over FYBF from Glowless, I was reluctant. How was I going to fill such big rockstar boots? So, I decided to wear Princess Leia Buns instead. I still have them. They’re due for another appearance, yes?
Oh, and the phenomenal Prince concert. I can now die a happy 80’s tragic.
And remember my Rocky Balboa moment when I froze my tatas off? Yeah, you do…
July: Blogopolis was another bloggers conference and back in Sydney. Met Catherine, Rachel, Lisa, Kylie, Melissa and many more crazy gals for the first time. Woot! I think Veronica‘s forgiven me for stealing her glass of wine…ahem.
We both ran for Team World Vision and met up at the finishing line for a long catchup chat. You’re an inspiration, Trish!!!
September: We launched our very first FYBF Instagram party! ‘nuff said!
October: Problogger. My third bloggers conference for the year and I found myself back in beautiful, yet cold Melbourne.
Chris Guillebeau was one of the main speakers who captivated me. He reminded me that the success of a blog is not in its stats but its community. Concentrate on your content and what you have to offer to your readers and everything else will fall into place.
November: Ah, Bali! Full of adventure and moments of perspective.
There was sun, stifling heat, lots of pool time and a lost wallet, even.
But the orphanage visit, the smiling faces of the children who have been abandoned, will forever be embedded in my memory banks.
It’s a mystery as to who decides what lot we’re born into.
December: I’m gonna cheat a little here and mention the FYBF Christmas party (even though it was held on the 30th of November).
And there were even some sexy Panda Eyes, courtesy of Jess. Grrrrooowwwl!
Phew! Another fully-charged, crazy year (almost) done and dusted!
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