Sunday, December 30, 2012

Year In Review: A Look at My First Year of Blogging!

  Hello Everyone! Welcome to the 2012 Year in Review Link Up!   

My co-hosts & I are excited to have you all here at the Covered in Grace YIR Link Up!  We pour our hearts into our blogs. Our time, our energies, our creativity...they are all the tools that build our unique places on the web. Why not highlight our blogging gems from the past twelve months? 

Let our communities know what we're really proud of putting out there this year.

The Prompt: This year in blog posts…choose a favorite post from each month of 2012 and share. 
The Linkup: What are you proud of writing this year? Link up your posts below! Linky will be open for two weeks!
The Rules: Please be a follower of Covered in Grace via either GFC or Feedburner.
Follow our Co-hosts' blogs:
Include the button (below) on your post.
Link up only specific blog posts, not your blog's main page.

From Awkward To Art's first year of Blogging!
And Guess what?! Tuesday is My Blogiversary!

January- Stuck In A Rut
After years of depression, and even more years of not realizing who I was, I am finally
realizing that God has placed unique gifts inside of me and I simply want to be ME,
the ME who He had created me to be, not who people think I should be.

 February- Coffee Talk: Joy Vs Depression
After having gone through severe depression, I now learn to catch myself when I feel those feelings
coming back. I've learned that even though it can still be a struggle some days, there is only one
way to gain true peace in my mind.

 March- Mommy Blues
Leila had to have surgery earlier this year and it was one of the most heartbreaking
days of my life. Actually seasons of my life, because it was dental surgery, due to Carries
Disease ( rapid decay of a childs teeth). As a mother, I blamed myself. I still do.

April- Being A Preachers Kid
There are some things you can be born into, that you simply don't learn until you have the chance to
experience life yourself. Just because I am a preachers kid and mentally knew scripture in my
head doesn't mean it was reality to me. It wasn't a reality until that day I really needed help.

 May- Dear Chicago Part II
Living an hour outside of Chicago, makes road trips or train trips really easy and fun.
Two of my favorite have been the two times we went there to see my favorite band,
The Cranberries. Just sharing some photos from our latest trip.

June- Your Garbage, Your Heart
One of my biggest pet peeves is people who share negative, complainy, gossipy garbage and propaganda on the internet and on facebook. Anything of a negative or gossipy nature tend to drive me crazy. What we fill our eyes & ears with will eventually become a part of who we are
and what we say.

July- I Thought Thats What Bloggers Did
My most popular & most commented post all year! A sorta sassy, semi humorous look at all the things we do to get people to like us. Namely, things that I have done to fit in the "blog world."

August- Wish You Were Here
Taking a break from my 6 week blog break to share some photos from a simple Wisconsin
vacation with my family.

September- One Girl. Two Vlogs
Emotional and slightly embarrassing, I pour my heart out with two separate vlogs this month.
Tears and all, I share my story, where I have come from, hoping to be an inspiration to those that
have walked in my shoes.

 October- A New Chapter 
Starting a new chapter in my blog as I watch it to go from something I had no clue about to
something with more intentional purpose. A new name, design & purpose.

November- The Things We Cannot Change
Sometimes we simply need strength to accept those things about life or the people in our lives that
we cannot change. There are things we can change that can better our lives, but when it comes
to other people, or particular situations we have no control over, we simply have to learn to
accept it is what it is and pray for strength to move on and be happy.

December- When Words Are Just Words
Some words are just words. Some quotes are just quotes by mere humanity.
And while they may be inspiring, there are other words that we are meant to live by.
These are the only words that have the power to change lives & bring healing.


Shane Prather said...

Dang only your first year of blogging?! Looks like a fabulous year! Feel free to link up at my 2012 year in review party :)

xo Shane

Falen @ Upward Not Inward said...

One Year?! You get it girl. I adore your blog and remember mosts of these posts. You are so beautiful! Can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for you. :) Have an incredible New Year!


Kera said...

Hi lady! I'm already a follower of your sweet blog, but wanted to stop by and say thanks for co-hosting this awesome linky! I loved getting a chance to look back through my also was my first year of blogging. I absolutely love it. Happy New Year to you and your family!

ARod said...

Hi I'm a co-host & now new follower so happy to have found your blog. Have a wonderful New Yr

Rachel said...

Congrats on one year of blogging! I can't imagine how scary that must have been to have one of your kids getting surgery. My youngest sister had a small surgery before she turned 1--we were all upset, but I remember how much it affected my Mom, it's a scary time!

Ashley Armstrong Krueger said...

Hi Julie! A fellow co-host stopping by. Love the posts you linked up. I especially liked the "I Thought Thats What Bloggers Did" post. I hope you have a great 2013!

Kristine Foley said...

I love you. But you knew that :) Your blog is a daily inspiration to me sweet friend! Cheers to another year of living life and blogging about it!


Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

Lenetta Carnes said...

Hi I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Have a great week.

brittany z said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Friend. I've enjoyed getting to know you a bit this year.

TicoTina said...

I've been REALLY wanting to do this! so I'll have to get it done this week and link up =) I love to see this and it will be so great to look back on!

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