In one entire year plenty of things can change, people grow older, children are born, new people are met, love can blossom, accepting yourself as who you are inside and not what others see you as, new adventures, new friends, loss of old friends that only brought you negativity all of that and more happened to me this past year.
Only a few month after I began my hiatus my sweet nephew was born on the tenth of July last year, I was definitely emotional because not that long before was I on that same floor of the hospital giving birth to my own daughter. My sister and her husband did an amazing job though, they have a handsome son who just turned one a couple months ago, he’s walking on his own now and has a big smile, a good appetite and the cutest laugh.
Only a couple of weeks after I helped greet my nephew into the world, I greeted someone new into my world, I met a creative, fun, adventurous and caring man name Devon. We quickly became friends and which quickly led into a relationship that has been going strong for over a year, and after six months of dating he was introduced to my daughter Lily and I am so lucky to have a daughter that loves the man I love, and a man that loves me and my daughter as a package deal. Devon and I love trying new foods together, watching and discussing zombie films, staying up late having deep discussions and laying outside staring up at the stars.
Also this past year Lily has turned two (and will be turning 3 on the 15th of September) and has experienced a lot of firsts, her first haircut, her first time sledding down a hill, her first time really playing in snow, her first time finger painting, first time riding a bike (which she did surprisingly well!) first time trying to skateboard which Devon tried teaching her how to do, first time playing with a glow sticks, and of course her continuing the food related Halloween costume tradition and going out as a cupcake this past year.
One big thing that has happened to me this year is me finding myself. I have spent so much time in my life trying to be what I think other people want me to be, and finally this past year I have decided to take a step back and try to find out who I am as a person, who do I want to be, what do I really like? what music interests me, what books, what hobbies really make me happy? What type of person do I want to be portrayed as while walking down the street, and what it really important to me?
I found myself being someone that enjoys creativity, I enjoy painting and writing, and sketching things even if I’m not that great at it…but the thing I do love most is photography, its the best way I like to be creative. I have learned that I am interested in the paranormal, urban legends, zombies, ghost stories and scary films. I’m someone that has learned about myself that I prefer to be baking things then cooking a dinner, which is why I’ve changed my plan to be working in a restaurant to my plan of working at a bakery, I enjoy baking bread and muffins and being creative with cakes. This year I changed the way I look by getting my nose piercing re-done and finally getting my recovery tattoo (which I will talk more about in a later post) I’ve become comfortable with dying my hair red on a normal basis because I feel it fits me more then my natural brownish red hair, and I’ve learned to experiment with my clothing choices and wearing things I like rather then worrying what others might think of my outfits.
There are things I have to be forgetting, but i’m trying to rush this post because I have mom things I’ve got to do! I hope everyone’s past year has been amazing, and I am sorry I have not been here to experience your life along with you but i’m back and ready to stay!