Friday, January 3, 2014

2014 Blog Recap

2014 is here!

I decided to look back on a blog recap of the year. If you've been with me all along this may be boring...but it was great for me to remind myself what happened over the past 12 months. I wonder what posts will be coming this year?

January, I declared I was "going vegan" part-time. While I haven't been as successful as I would like in my diet and exercise goals, I have had some minor successes. I would like to eat more whole foods and vegetarian, vegan style meals this year when life quiets down a bit.

February, I had a lot on my mind, particularly women's issues. I did my first of many posts on "working moms" and my own personal journey (as well as some other amazing women I know) into my career, including divulging my back up plan. I mentioned some of my fears of incorporating the "mom" part into the "working moms" topic.  We talked about women wearing pants (gasp) at church. I also discussed some of my fainting episodes (that didn't deter me from my path to becoming a surgeon). Hmmm, don't think I finished with all of those stories, unfortunately...

March I gave some tips for having a successful appointment at the dentist with your child. We came home from a much needed vacation. And I introduced you to my cool sister C. Who is even cooler, by-the-way, as a freshman in a fancy art school majoring in animation and video game design. You can check out some of her class projects if you'd like.

April sounded like a kind of stressful month. And I posted a lot of bad pictures in an attempt to overcome vanity and some of the negative emotions that come from comparisons made through blogging and other social media. You'll have to find those posts on your own if you want to rehash them. I think it has been good for me to try to be honest and open online instead of always showing my photo-shopped image.



May was a transition time, moving from more junior resident responsibilities to some of my first major OR cases. It is interesting to think of how many surgeries I have done since that time when I was so new and so nervous! I also came back to my working moms theme to talk about my friend Michelle and her super interesting life in SE Asia. And it was fun remembering all of the awesome moms in my life for Mother's Day.

June was another stressful month at work, my first month as Clinic Chief. Funny to see a string of down on myself posts. Oops! But a beautiful wedding to round out the month and a funny post with horrible pictures of me and Tawnya for a good laugh. Oh, and my birthday at the end of the month.

July was obviously busy...another month on call I think and much too busy for much blogging. Good thing I am married to such a Super guy to make it through those hard months.

August I caused some confusion with some pictures of my baby bump. And I discussed my disdain for all things thinsporational.

September unfortunately was a big month with our burglary. And that brought my blogging to a screeching halt. I missed October altogether! November wasn't much better with busy times as chief resident.


December was crazy and my blogging sparse, more time on call and through the holidays. I did announce the release of my mom's book (exciting)! And I filled you all in one some of my favorite awful Christmas songs.

Thanks for reading! Hope we all have a great year together.


Tawnya said...

I love your blog! Keep it up!

Erin said...

Thanks for reading Tawnya!