A Year of Blogging Already?!

When you reach your blogging anniversary it seems that everyone takes a moment to reflect on the previous year. I’ve thought about doing the same. I’ve thought that:

  • I could ramble off my blog stats – how many followers I have, how many posts I wrote, what my most viewed posts are, etc. As someone who loves data, this would be a fun post for me to analyze and write.
  • I could write an entire post telling you about how I have grown as a person in the last year. Something about how sharing my heart and my soul, the good and the bad, has lifted a weight from my shoulders.
  • I could tell you about the friendships I’ve made across the world. The friends that have changed my life and I suspect many will last for years to come.
  • I could write about how much I have learned from my fellow bloggers. Technical things like early signs of an ectopic pregnancy or details about reproductive immunology. And not so technical things like how to handle painful pregnancy announcements and how to shield ourselves form insensitive remarks from those we love.
  • I could also tell you how much I’ve learned about compassion and love from my time in the blogging world. The love and support I’ve received from perfect strangers, who have encouraged me along the way and helped me see the happiness after a bad day.

While all of this is true, instead today I would like to reflect on how much my life has changed in the last year and therefor how my blog has also changed. When I started I focused almost solely on miscarriages and recurrent pregnancy loss. I wrote about our amazing friends, and our not so amazing friends and family. Almost every word I shared in the first few months was about our losses and trying to deal with future attempts. When I started writing we were in the midst of our 4th miscarriage, a very long and drawn out miscarriage that took 29 painful days to remove all the products of conception from my body. Since then, we have:

So today, my life and therefore my blog is about so much more then I could ever imagined. And I cannot help but wonder what will happen in the next year?

Maybe we’ll manage to go to Iceland and I’ll have an awesome adventure and lots of pictures to share? Maybe we’ll find it within ourselves to forgive the hurt we still feel due to Mr. MPB’s brother insensitivity? Hopefully I’ll go back to work in some capacity? Maybe I’ll learn to accept the relationship I have with my parents for what it is, not what I want it to be? Maybe we will become first time parents? Who knows, maybe we’ll even have twins?

As I look forward to the future, the only thing I can promise is that I will simply hope.

I hope the next year will be filled with more happiness then the last few.

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34 Comments on “A Year of Blogging Already?!

  1. Happy Bloggiversary!!! I love this post and I love how far you’ve come after everything you have been through. I look forward to reading your blog for the coming year and am so happy that I happened upon it and took the time to read your story from the very first post. 🙂 Thank you for being an amazing friend and support to all of us!

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    • Thanks so much sweetie! I to am so happy that we connected through our blogs! I am always excited to see what you are up to, and how life is unfolding. Here’s to this year being amazing for both of us!!

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  2. Happy one year! I have to say that your blog is one of my favourites – because I can relate to your situation more than others (sadly) but also because of how you write and the topics that you cover, I just find it really interesting and uplifting. Im with you on the hope – thats all we can do on this difficult journey. Here’s to a good year for all of us! xx

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    • Thanks so much, I am so touched by your comment! I love your blog too, we really can relate to each other! And while it’s sad that we understand each other, I am so thankful I am not alone in all of this.
      Wishing you and I (and everyone else too) an amazing upcoming year, where all your dreams come true!

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  3. Aww happy one year blogging anniversary! You’re such an amazing woman and I truly love reading all your posts. You inspire me to think positively when I need to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve realized we have so much in common and for that I am truly grateful I found your blog. Thank you for always leaving such positive comments on my posts and for your support! Hugs!

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    • Thanks so much, you are too kind! Some days its hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I think it helps to try to remember its there even on the darkest of days.
      Thank you as well!! I am so thankful that we have become friends, and so thankful that you always encourage me along. 🙂

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  4. Happy blogiversary! I’ve only found your blog recently, but I’ve been finding it inspiring and am looking forward to seeing where your parenting journey takes you!

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    • I am so glad that you found my blog, and that I too am able to read about your journey! Thanks for much for sharing your story and supporting mine. Looking forward to getting to know you better in the next year!! 🙂

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  5. Happy 1 year of blogging! I have so much hope for happiness for you and Mr. MPB this year! You have grown so much, and come so far!

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  6. Congrats! I plan on sharing your blog for your open communication and compassion on a subject few chose to discuss. I commend your courage and honesty!

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  7. Reblogged this on Short and Sweet and commented:
    For anyone who has experienced a miscarriage(s), difficulty getting pregnant and the journey into adoption… This blogger shares her own experience through very open, honest and compassionate words.

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  8. One of my absolute favorite blogs. Rooting for so much good in your life. Thank you for including us along the way!

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  9. I am hoping right along with you! What a year it’s been, but there is light peeking through from the end of the tunnel.

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  10. Happy blogversary! I’m so happy that you started blogging about your journey, because it’s helped me in my own journey so much! I can’t wait to see what the coming year brings you. I always look forward to seeing what you write every day, and your happy day pictures as well. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with all of us! And for being an amazing person in general! 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Amy, you are simply too kind!! I am always so grateful for your encouragement and for your love. And I just adore your blog too!!
      Here’s to hoping the next year is an amazing year for both of us! 🙂

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  11. Great post and Happy one year! I’m glad I’ve found your blog. I look forward to watching your story unfold. I know it will be beautiful no matter what. Thanks for the reminder to never stop hoping.

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    • Thank you so much!
      I am so glad we found each other through our blogs! I so look forward to your updates, as I know I will always be inspired by something you say. Love to you my friend. 🙂

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  12. Wow. You evolved so much and more confident for sure. Blogging is so rewarding. I feel the same way. As a mater of fact I was just thinking about the very same thing. Thank you for writing this!

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