Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Year In The Life Of NLNK

It's been an amazing, insane, thought-provoking, terrifying, pain-in-the-ass, tearful, hysterical year. Honestly, it feels like it's been longer than 365 days because of all that's happened. In order to reflect and celebrate the year properly, I decided to do a little gratitude list to mark some of my favorite and not so favorite moments. 

Here goes.

The beginning of something wonderful

Shit got real with a teenager in the house, and I did some personal reflection


I almost lost my mind after the 4yo created a masterpiece on the hardwood


I called for back up


I got called "HUGE" at Walmart


I realized that Molly Ringwald is mostly to blame for much of my terrible relationship choices


We attempted to potty train during the election, neither of which were very successful


Preschool started and I had to leave my little man in the hands of assholes


I wanted to give up, and you saved my life


I experienced and celebrated some huge gifts of sobriety


We challenged negativity together with BEAUTY 


We judged some young girls


I decided I didn't want my marriage


Once again, I called for back up, and you were there. 

I am so grateful to all of you for your support, shoulders, humor, and cyber hugs. I know that I would not be here without you and I am so blessed to have you. Special thanks to so many wonderful women that have given me permission to breathe again by sharing themselves so freely in their blogs and our friendship. Here are just a few that have helped me more than they know...

Lizzi @ Considerings 
Lucy @ My Life As Lucille
Jeanette @ Mommy Needs A Martini
Molley @ A Mother Life
Jean @ MamaSchmama
Jen @ My Skewed View
Lori @ The Next Step
Tracy @ Crazy As Normal
Lea @ Becoming Supermommy
Alyson @ The Shitastrophy
Dana @ Kiss My List
Nancy @ The Calibamamom
Lisa @ Lisa Nolan
Michelle @ They Call Me Mummy
Kathy @ My Dishwasher's Possessed
JD @ Honest Mom
Jenn @ Something Clever 2.0
Allison @ MotherhoodWTF


There are so many more amazing human beings IRL and online who have lifted me up when I was falling, and brought me back to life. This year has been wonderful because of you and I love you SO much.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


















19 comments :

  1. Wishing you the very happiest new year, lovely *MASSIVEHUGS* xXx

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  2. You are coming into 2014 stronger and better than ever! xoxo

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  3. Aww, I'm touched, Julie. So glad we connected this year - here's to an awesome 2014!

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  4. I and love and you.

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  5. I"m so excited to see all the 2014 has in store for you!! Wishing you the happiest of New Years! And, thank you for your wonderful friendship!! It truly has been a blessing! xo

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  6. so blessed to have you in my life my friend!!

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  7. I feel the same way about you! XOXO Happy New Year!!

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  8. I'm excited too! I'm so grateful for you. <3 Happy New Year!!

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  9. Yay!! Me too! You're amazing. Happy 2014!!

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  10. We both are! Thank you so much for your support. XOXO

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  11. Well. I LOVE you too! This year is going to be the most amazing ever. Thanks, friend. <3

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  12. It sure has been an up and down year! Here's to 2014 kicking our ass less.

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  13. I declare this new year to be one of GREAT MOMENTS and one of building GREAT MEMORIES. I need to read you more... that too. ;) Happy New Year Julie!

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  14. i'm sorry I'm just getting here to say you are amazing. I was on hiatus except for the stuff I had to do. I definitely had to take a break or a break was going to take me. You are amazing, and with everything you've been through I am truly honored that you count me among the people you are grateful for, because God knows I'm grateful for you. You were one of my first blogging friends, and even though we don't hang out as much as we used to I love to see your face and touch base when we can.
    You are an amazing woman little missy, and don't you forget it!

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  15. Awww Geez. You've returned the love exponentially. <3 Thanks for sharing your amazing kindness and generosity!

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