It was a year full of introspection and personal growth, which is always nice.
All in all, it was a good year. I had a positive attitude and it wasn't as bad as I originally thought. I did not accomplish all my goals but that is ok. One thing at a time.
I want to take advantage of this opportunity to thank all my readers and new friends I have made thanks to this blog. Here's to another year of Little Corp Goth Girl!
- Started off optimistic. I started exercising and taking better care of myself. For an update, I have lost weight and am in better shape!
- Again, I am grateful for jumping on the whole "year in review" bandwagon because I noticed that I did a post about my blogging style in January. Upon reflection, I realized that it has not only changed a lot in this past year but I learned so much about the blogging world. Stay tuned for a future post. Perhaps someone out there could benefit from avoiding some of my noobie mistakes.
February - June 2015
- Like every year on my birthday, I get really sick. I caught a cold from hell and it took almost two months to shake off. Eventually, it turned into bronchitis.
- I had some issues with the mentally disabled neighbors downstairs. Nothing much happened since.
- Like most winters, I hibernate and last year, we had a really cold winter! Temperatures plummeted to a -40 c and I remember registering my kid for elementary school in that weather.
- I struggled a lot with migraines, especially in the early spring (barometric pressure changes are a trigger) but I found ways to help make them less frequent. I stopped running as it was a trigger and started walking instead. I use my Wii fit whenever the weather is bad. I increased my water intake and found ways to reduce stress. It helps!
- I started a garden in my backyard and while I was optimistic, the area I originally chose to grow my vegetables had too much shade and not enough sun. I think I got one tomato out of it all! It was a fun, learning process that helped me go outside and get some exercise!
- I started collecting and becoming obsessed with Funko, Pop Figurines!
- I cut my long hair to donate to Locks of Love. I love the shorter hair (I was even compared to Lydia Deetz by so many people, how cool is that?) and it felt good to do a nice thing. I am still uncertain whether or not I want to grow my hair long again but we shall see. I have not cut it since.This was not my first time taking the plunge by cutting off long hair.
- It was not easy but I did two very personal posts. One was about what coming back to goth has taught me and the other one was about my miscarriage. I became very introspective that month and I felt like my daughter, Charlotte needed to be acknowledged. I also want women who are going through or went through something similar to not feel the same way I once felt. I also wanted to point out that society in general have it all wrong when it comes to grief. It seems like it is brushed under a rug. It was really not easy for me to post about these topics.
- By acknowledging my daughter, I also did a very heartfelt post about my son, Philip. The knowledge that he will be starting kindergarten in the fall made me look back to his babyhood and I got sentimental. Those were some pretty challenging years but I am very grateful for them!
- I had some epiphanies and made me see myself in a different way. I saw how much I have grown and changed as a mother (see my crunchy mom post here). I also went out and felt beautiful. It is very rare that I see myself in such a light without pointing something negative out. Having a night out also help cement my personal notions that although I am a parent, it is ok to have a life outside of your kids. It is so very rare I do go out due to my chronic migraines or sickness that it was nice to do so.
- My son officially started kindergarten.
|Taken on his first day of school|
September - October 2015
- The first couple of weeks of school were hard on the both of us but we pulled through
- Halloween was a success.
November - December 2015
- Philip started walking into school on his own and we survived the busy Holiday season!