It’s been quite a year, people. I wish I had something really eloquent to say that really encapsulated the length and width of the past 12 months. Instead I’m going to share a handful of links to my favorite posts from the past year. Some got crazy amounts of hits. Some just made me smile because I felt like they were exactly what I wanted to say in that particular moment.
Here is a list for you to peruse.
My most read post of the year | Say hello to the new cathyzielske.com
The most commented on post of the year | Without further ado, I present the 2014 Bee Dance*
My most melancholy post | No one said it would be easy (girl leaves for college)
My favorite post about being middle aged | Middle-aged mama, a story of right now
How I want to write more frequently | How many ways can I make a coffee cup look sexy?
My favorite post about not letting the bastards get you down | I don’t want thicker skin
My favorite post about health and fitness | An apology seems in order
My best post about menopause | Filing a missing persons report
My most popular guest post of all time | What it’s like to grow up on a blog
Thank you for reading my blog. I really do feel like I’m at a crossroads in my life, both professionally and personally. I plan to continue to share my stories and my life in this space.
One thing I realized going back through my blog this year is I don’t feel like I’ve been very funny. Maybe it’s a perspective shift. I’ve definitely shot to be more honest and sometimes, honest can be really funny. Sometimes, not so much.
Another thing that I realized is as I was looking for posts to share, I didn’t pick a single scrapbook-based post. That’s not because I don’t love this hobby of mine and realize that it’s the main reason many of you found me in the first place. It just means that the stories I’m telling from my life are the things that truly matter the most to me. My blog, much like my scrapbooking, is simply a vehicle for stories.
I’ve chosen my One Little Word for 2015. That word is Warm. It carries a lot of meaning for me in so many ways, but the leading way is that I want to create warm experiences in my life. Warm connections. I want to offer warmth to those I love, as well as to myself. And yes, this comes directly from therapy. We’ll see how that shakes out in blogging for the next 12 months.
And if all else fails, maybe it’ll just apply to hot flashes.
Thanks for a great year,
*Technically, this post was my most commented on. But my new Word Press stats weren’t including it. That, and my therapist read it and told me I was being manipulative. That story for another day.