Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Toddle Along Tuesday | 2012 Year in Review

Wow, what a year.  And HOLY CRAP, I can't believe it is already almost over!  I honestly feel like I spent most of the year merely surviving while also trying to keep E alive.  I'm not going to lie, 2012 was a year of amazing highs and incredibly difficult lows.

This is what I remember of the past year, for better or worse:

  • January 2012:  Still on maternity leave and loving every minute of being a new mother.
  • February 2012:  My maternity leave came to an end and I went back to work full-time.  I HATED it and have never been so miserable in a job in my life.  S and I start making serious plans to allow me to quit.
  • March-May 2012:  A blur of not sleeping more than 3 hours per night and working full time.  I honestly can barely remember this time period.
  • June 2012:  I resigned from my full-time job.  My employer was nice enough to let me resume the part-time position I had left when I accepted the full-time job, and I began working two days per week.  Near the end of June, I also signed on to join two friends in starting a new law firm.
  • July 2012:  Things are crazy busy between working part-time at my old office, trying to get things started at the new law office, and enjoying my new-found time with E.  At the same time, things are deteriorating between S and me and we have the worst fight we've ever had.  I'm not sure our marriage is going to survive.  I am diagnosed with vaginismus and begin treatments.
  • August 2012:  One of my two friends at our new law firm backs out of our agreement and admits that she had seriously misrepresented some information to the other two of us.  I withdraw from the partnership.
  • September 2012:  I make the decision to start my own law firm.  Things still have not improved between me and S.  I begin therapy.  
  • October 2012:  S and I are surviving.  I continue therapy.
  • November 2012:  We celebrate E's first birthday!  S begins therapy.  Things finally begin improving between S and me. 
  • December 2012:  Looking forward to what 2013 will bring! :-)


  1. I really hope you and S improve in the new year! Starting a firm, is so amazing.

  2. first time reading your blog. Sounds like a year of both great things and challenges! Wish you and your family all the best of things to come!

  3. The first year is so rough. I don't think I even thought about what happens "after" the baby is born!! Ha ha. 2013 WILL ROCK my friend :)