Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year and all that jazz

I have read a lot of posts about the new year to come this week. Some were heartbreaking, some were reflective, and some were hopeful. This one is somewhere in between.

2011 was a mixed bag for us.

While I think of 2010 as worse year because of our miscarriage, 2011 had its own set of sorrows. We lost His Royal Fabulousness's mom too young in July. We had 2 failed IUIs. We hit our two-year TTC mark, without a take-home baby to show for it.

But, 2011 did have some highlights. DH started a new job after being laid off. I started this blog. Mel at Stirrup Queens hired me for my first BlogHer article. Best of all, we wrapped up the year with a plan for IVF and a trip to Aruba. All in all, I think we are ending on a high note.

But, when it comes to 2012, I have tempered expectations. I am not going to say, "This will be our year!" Of course I hope that is true, but I have learned during this process that there just aren't any guarantees. So, instead, I am going to hope for improvements. These may be small improvements, like getting another freelance writing gig, or they may be large, like finally having a healthy, full term pregnancy. But whatever they are, I hope that we experience some events that push us in a positive direction.

For now, I have a whole bottle of champagne, with my name on it.


  1. I like your perspective! 2012 will bring improvements.....never thought of it like that. Enjoy that champagne tonight girl! Happy New Year xoxo

  2. Such a lovely post...a very happy New Year to you, my dear. Have fun tonight!

  3. I love that idea for 2012... bring improvements. Great way to think! Happy New Year!

  4. Beautiful post! May 2012 be the year of change and improvement!

  5. Cheers to that my friend! I will be taking advantage of my situation and having a few glasses of bubbly myself.

  6. Enjoy your celebrating with the champagne. I too hope that next year is much better for you and for all of us.

  7. I love this post. The hope for improvements, something small, but will have a big impact. I am hoping 2012 is your year of big improvements.


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