Hello readers! The end of 2013 is upon us! What better way to reflect on this past year by doing a cool link up! Join in on the fun over at Three 31!
2013 Year in Review!
What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
Well I went through labor so that was a definite first!
Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't necessarily do new years resolution but I vowed to be the best mother I could possibly be. I plan on keeping that resolution through the years to come!
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nobody close but I had a couple of old friends give birth. A lot of people gave birth this year actually!
Did anyone close to you die?
Not close to me but close to Justin yes. Justin lost his grandpa about 2 months ago and it was rough on us as a family and we are still grieving about it.
What countries did you visit?
What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
More money!! And I would like to invest in a new laptop since mine is on its last leg!
What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory?
March 18th. Madison Grace was born.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Becoming a mother. I was a completly different person from that moment on.
What was your biggest failure?
Not doing so well in the spring semester of classes as I had hoped.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
Not anything serious.
What was the best thing you bought?
I would say my Keurig Brewer and here is my secret.... I bought it brand new at a Goodwill store for $25!! I live by thrift shopping!
Whose behavior merited celebration?
Justin! Yes he has made mistakes during the year but I watched him instantly become a father and a hard working determined man who would do everything possible to make sure his family is provided for!
Where did most of your money go?
Rent and bills. And that's where it ALL went!
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Not being pregnant anymore!!! Haha and watching Maddie crawl!
What song will always remind you of 2013?
Blurred Lines. Sorry it is the catchiest song!
Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder?
Thinner or fatter?
Well in comparison to this time last year I am definitely thinner considering I was 6 months pregnant last year!!
Richer or poorer?
What do you wish you’d done more of?
I wish I would have relaxed a little more before Maddie was born. Now I am finding any time I can to just sit and take a 5 minute breather!
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Not be appreciative of everything that I had!
How will you be spending Christmas?
With both of our parents.
Did you fall in love in 2013?
I was already in love!
How many one-night stands?
Who were your best friends?
My dear friend Hanna! She stuck with me my whole pregnancy and is still there when I need her!
What thing did you do that was meaningful to others?
Hmmm I don't know how to answer this one. May have to ask the people around me.
What were your favorite TV programs?
Glee, Once Upon A Time, Sons of Anarchy, New Girl, Pretty Little Liars. The list goes on!
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Not hate but I do dislike some people.
What was the best book you read in 2013?
I haven't had any time to read but I want to start a book to read during winter break!
What was your greatest musical discovery?
I have grown to fall absolutely in love with Sara Bareilles
What did you want and get?
I wanted a family and that I recieved!
What did you want but did NOT get?
Honestly I would have loved to be engaged but now is not the time.
What was your favorite film of this year?
Despicable Me 2
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 22 and I spent my birthday at home with my family.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Giving birth to Maddie
What kept you sane?
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Demi Lovato like always!
What political issue stirred you the most?
The Obama Care issue
Who did you miss?
I missed my family. It's hard being away from them.
Who was the best new person you met this year?
My friend Ashley. She is always a great person to talk to and we get along great!
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
I have learned on putting others before myself. It mainly kicked it when I had Maddie and learned it wasn't all about me anymore. Another person depends on me to nurture and care for her. I have transformed into a confident, determined, and motivated mother.
Quote that sums up your year:
Hope everyone has a happy holiday!