Ah, 2013. You are here. Let’s be friends, shall we?
Not going to launch into a big recap of 2012, suffices to say it will go down in history books as “the year it all changed in a big way”. Although maybe I should save that statement for 2013, since that will be the year “Project Baby” is formally launched into the world.
Still, 2012 was a year of a lot of little things and some major milestones. We rang the year in back home in Iceland, said our goodbyes to one of our old pups and then launched into the process of preparing our hose for sale and finding another one. Buying and selling houses can be a bit stressful, but me and the husband took the opportunity to cut down on our worldly possessions – much-needed, especially as we were moving to a smaller house. Simplifying has paid off in a big way financially and mentally and I’m sure that we will continue to reap the benefits for a long time. We have switched to a “cash only” lifestyle and are well on our way to be out of debt.
And then in early August, upon seeing that positive pregnancy test, the world did another backflip. It was a pretty big surprise, even if it was a very welcome one. Despite all the upchucking and ass-dragging, pregnancy has been a pretty fun and incredible experience. Now that I’m rolling into the third trimester things are getting a little uncomfortable and I understand that I have a whole lot more of that to come in the next few weeks. In a way, pregnancy is set up like a satanic out and back marathon, where the course starts downhill, meaning it ends up with an uphill finish. And that is just wrong, for any race.
So, all in all, I think 2012 was the best year of my life. But then again, I say that every year. I have a feeling 2013 will be no different. I hope yours will be one of those “best years ever” too.