Jan 1, 2011

Hey 2010, don't hit your ass on the way out!

2010 was a tough year for me; emotionally, financially and physically exhausting! I started this blog for a couple reasons - mainly because I had a shit load of stories that I had stored in the nether regions of my brain that was beginning to develop a few cobwebs, so I thought I better get my act together and write them all down. Secondly, in times of stress and internal chaos, I have found comfort and solace in my art. When I was living in the UK and going slightly insane with hatred for my job as a high school teacher, I coped by painting a 12-work landscape series - and they were quite good, if I do say so myself ;) The main difference was that back then I didn't have any kids! Painting wasn't exactly in the cards this time around whilst juggling full-time work, marriage, building a house and raising twin toddlers, but I always have my laptop - and hence begun my journey through this wonderful blogsphere!

Here is my year in review, as I rolled out some of my great... and not-so-great moments that carved out my path in becoming the wonderfully warped yet (somewhat) functional woman that I am today.

January: He's Totally 'The One' (Part 1) - The beginning of Jim's story. *sigh*

February: Counting Fruit Loops - The moment my O.C.D. was exposed.

March: To Barf or Not to Barf - My love/hate relationship with my body image.

April: Aunt Flow is a Bitch - The moment I became a "woman"... at Disney World.

May: Illegal? Kinda. Maybe. Sorta. - My life of crime and how it ended.

June: Giggle & Squeak - My experience with another girl... was missing something.

July: It's so hard to say Good-bye (Part 4) - How Jim's story ended... until this year, anyway.

August: Breakup Café - One of the worst & weirdest ways I ever got dumped.

September: The Visitation - A special stranger that helped me through a tough moment in my life.

October: Halloween Rollercoaster - A memory I wish I could forget.

November: My Journey Home - After a decade, the month I got to go 'home'.

December: A Promise to Keep - Special (and sad) circumstances surrounding how I got my name
and the events that led up to my birth.

So, here's to a new year - with many more stories to roll out and things to bitch about. Cheers for reading!!
For more fantastic year-in-review lists, visit ScaryMommy's blog hop.

20 comments:

  1. since i just found you, i'll have to go back through & read all these favorites. thanks for the suggestioned reading!

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  2. Awesome! Some I've read, and some I must read soon...I totally, absolutely, must get my own list up. Today. Very soon. It's first on my new year resolution list. Honest.

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  3. Happy New Year! I love reading your stuff. It's become my new coping mechanism. Cheers! To a year of no expectations!

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  4. I hear that 2010 was hellish for everyone, including me too! I am hoping that 2011 gets better, but since I got up on the first day of 2011 and coughed so much that I peed my pants, I am thinking maybe nots so much!

    Here's hoping that if my 2011 is not so great, perhaps yours will be!

    Cheers
    Tracy
    www.goodgirlgoneaverage.blogspot.com

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    Following your blog!
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    Thanks
    The Dad!

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  6. My 2010 is a life in passing, almost. So much was going on. But 2011 is so much pressure because I have to do a major change in my life :)

    Happy new year!

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  7. Thanks for coming by my little blog! I'm really excited about reading what you have to say this year.

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    Following your blog! Please follow back!
    If you could follow me on Facebook, that would be awesome too!!
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    Thanks for your time!
    Skye

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  9. Hey there! Just read a few, and need to come back and read them all :)

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  10. Love it! Will be hanging out reading more later, found you on say hi sunday. Hope to see you around ThreeBoys sometime soon. Have a GREAT new year and I can't wait to see what you will write next!!

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  11. Lovin' your story. I had to add you to my fave as I will have to continue reading.

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  12. Loved EVERY ONE of them!!!! xoxo

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  13. I love finding a new blog and already knowing what I should go back and read!
    Following you through Monday Mingle. :)

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  14. I found you via the blog hop...you seem so interesting! I will have to come back and see what you are up to as the days go by.

    I would appreciate a follow back!

    Liz @ lil-LIZ-bits

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  15. I wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting... I am now following and I look forward to reading more of your stuff.
    All the best,
    Kim

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  16. Hi! Just stopping by from the Say Hi Sunday Blog Hop. I'd love it if you'd come vist and follow me too at my new giveaway blog, Swagtastic Mama!

    I'll be back... Looks like some interesting reads! ;)

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  17. I read through a couple of these posts and I loved all of them. Particularly the shoplifting one :P

    xx

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