The View From Here – 2013

I think I stopped blogging in August. I turned 40 this year and though I was not depressed or despondent about doing so..I think I ran out of words. I felt like I didn’t have anything to talk about and the blogging mojo was gone. So I took a break…for about 5 months..LOL!

But the thing about writing is that it’s just like riding a bike, you never forget how, you just get back on and start pedaling.

2013, in retrospect, was better than 2012 (which totally sucked ass BTW). But it was just average, no razzle dazzle or pizazz, just kind of lackluster. I felt somewhat meh about this year, like I was just in a holding pattern so to speak. I don’t feel like I made the progress towards some of the goals I wanted to accomplish, so I plan to do a reset and attack them again in the new year.

I entered my third year of marriage in 2013 with my husband being in the hospital which was a scary reminder of our mortality. He’s a LOT better now thank God. Lifestyle changes are in process, slowly but surely. And my husband is still truly a blessing in my life. I am lucky to have married such a great guy.

I ended 2013 still working on a contract basis at my current gig but immensely grateful to have gainful steady employment and work at a company that treats me decently and doesn’t work me too hard. I’m still looking for the right opportunity on a full time basis, but I have a measure of comfort knowing that I have somewhere to go each weekday morning to earn a living.

My family is healthy, my niece and nephew are growing like weeds, and my brother found some gainful employment that suits him. They are happy which makes me happy. Many of my friends had personal triumphs this year such as new jobs, new homes, new marriages and new babies, which is always a good thing.

So more than anything, I’m grateful for being able to have a 2013. Some folks will not see this upcoming new year. And I look forward to 2014, where I have another chance to get it right. Another chance to go get my blessings and what God has for me.

With that being said, let’s do this. Allow me to re-introduce myself…

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9 thoughts on “The View From Here – 2013

  1. Welcome back!!! I miss stop by here and reading your exploits. Happy to see your writing again.

  2. Yaaayy, TIH is back! Sorry to hear that your hubby was sick but glad to know he is doing better

  3. Welcome back!! I can completely empathize with the “meh” feeling for 2013. I have the same thing and want a different feeling at the end of 2014.

  4. Woohoo!!! She’s back! :-) SO glad to see this in my daily feed this morning! Glad to hear that your Mr. MadMack is doing much better! Looking forward to this year too!

  5. YAAAAAAAAS! You and your perspectives have been sorely missed!

  6. Man, we were so happy that your Hubby was on the road to recovery & that he made it to NOLA for our big day. We wish nothing but the best for you both in 2014. Glad to see you back on the blog, I miss your writing. Happy New Year !

  7. Welcome back! Happy New Year!

  8. My damn Gangsta TIH! Love this post! Love you! Very appropriate intro! Glad to see you back lady!

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