While people across the globe took 2012 with a grain of salt (with the apocalyptic December 21 Mayan prophecy looming in view) I spent half of the year homed in like a monk, maid-less (still am) and being pregnant then being a full-time mom/ wife/ homebased writer. Most times I yearned to be transported back to those youthful days when I gobbled down adventure like there’s no tomorrow.
|The diaper bag gets to travel far.|
Dissatisfied with sunsets and flowers during walks at dusk, my earnest desire to go away from here for a taste of things out of the ordinary became inconveniently intense by the day. And so the second half of the year saw me getting my wandering groove back, albeit very gradually, in consideration to the new
dictator queen in the house. Here are a few snapshots of those gradual 2012 indulgences.
2012 wasn’t bad at all, and it made me excited to think of the possibilities brimming in 2013, now that my daughter is hardy enough for travels (and she likes them too) and I’ve found a newfound pride in womanhood and in breastfeeding discreetly in public.
There’s that 30 before 30 project to accomplish this year and more explorations already planned ahead. I know this sounds crazy for a yaya-less mom with an excessively clingy eight-month old, but I am dead serious about starting out mountain climbing this year. And by that I mean I already have Mt. Manalmon and Mt. Maculot on my list.
They say women were born to complain; that we place such high standards on everything that it’s impossible to please us. And though I admit to have whined and complained (reasonably, might I add), leafing through My Pictures folder and seeing 2012 in a flash, I knew last year, me and my family have been more than blessed.
How about you dearies? How was 2012 for you? What things do you look forward to this 2013?