One year ago...
Today Bod for tea is one year old. I can hardly believe it.
When I pressed publish on 31 December 2011 it was a moment of sheer panic and sheer hope. After the birth of in China I went to a place inside myself that I struggled to find my way back from. It's a threadbare cliche but I was lost and I needed to find myself again. Tippy-tapping away in my little corner of cyberspace gave me signposts along that journey, a creative outlet, therapy, fun and the beautiful gift of meeting some fabulous bloggers along the way.
And what a year it was... (prepare to duck, low flying annual round-up on the way).
In January I confessed I was an and a and finally lost my .
In February I launched the , had a makeover thanks to the fabulous Shabby Blogs, wrote my first guest post over at (thank you Mich for being such a wonderful supporter of new bloggers), published and revealed that my .
In March I shared and our and wondered .
April brought a surprise nomination for the MAD awards, more wondering about and the realisation that I don't have .
In May I was particularly , lost control of my temper again in and started the to our last attempt at a second child.
In June I realised it's ok to be a and shared my .
In July we came home (yaaay!), I confessed and that I'm a through and through.
In August I shared my , and told the tale of .
In September I explained why I was , felt and launched the guest post series.
In October I wondered when , had for a new baby bag and realised .
November brought , a for a bloggers laptop and the realisation that I'm not ready for the '?' questions to begin.
Finally, in December I offered a for making a Christmas sticker for your blog.
(Ok, you can get up again, it's over.)
Over the last twelve months I've joined in some lovely linkys including Reasons to be Cheerful over at , Listography at , the Writing Workshop at Sleep is for the Weak, and Dear So and So at . Thank you to these fab ladies!
Blogging has brought me many gifts but reflecting back on this blogoversary the most important is the realisations that come from reading back over a year of scribbles, seeing our path in scenes from the journey and understanding just how far we've come.
Here's to 2012 y'all. Let's make it another good one.