...Happy 1st Birthday Teacher Types! It's my blogiversary and I'm a little bit excited. If you know me in the real world, you can probably imagine me squealing with a "woo" and a clap!
As I've been reading many other bloggers 'wrap up of 2014' type posts, I thought it's awesome that my 'blogiversary' post and my wrap up of 2014 post are one in the same ;)
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So to summarise my 2014, I went back to work part time, I started my blog, I watched my little girl grow and grow, and during 2014 I experienced the most challenging time in my life thus far...I lost my mum. But I've started to come out of the tunnel of darkness into a new year and a new positive outlook.
So when reflecting on my humble little blog, this is what I came up with...
My favourite post - Twenty Six Letters
My most popular post (without meaning to be!) - Fun With Straws
This post received the most comments - Busy Bags Part 1
My favourite photograph was from this post
My Busiest Month (December) - 11 Posts!
'Virtual' friends I've made :)
- Kylie from Octavia and Vicky
- Sarah from Working Mums Collective
- Ali from The Way He Plays
- Benita from Little Bird in a Beehive
- Sarah from Sarah Jensen
Quotes Sum Up
Here's a sum up of the little quotes I've had on my sidebar (or elsewhere in various posts) this year. The Organised Housewife does something like this at the end of every month. Love it!
Ok so now it's New Years resolution time!
Since I love photography and I love blogs, I really need to get onto Fat Mum Slim's Photo-a-Day challenge (I only lasted a few days when I tried it before). Whether it be for one month, one week of every month or the entire year, I really want to give it a good go. Will remind me use Instagram more too.
I want to maintain my blog and see where it could go in 2015. I've gone for a slightly new look with more white and a little less green. I want to use one consistent photo editing program with the same filter and 'teacher types' logo.
I want to enjoy my daughter's childhood, make enough time for her, do activities together and ... just be an all round good mum.
I want to be a great teacher, embrace the 'teachable moments' during a busy day and try out some new ideas, especially hands on learning.
I want to keep going to the gym once or twice a week and make sure our dog gets enough walks. I want to cook more quick and easy meals at home and have less takeaway (pretty standard new years resolution for many I would say).
Well, our little family of three is off to Melbourne for a few days! I'll be sure to share some highlights of our adventures.
Thanks again to everyone who has read my blog over the year, it's been lovely writing for you.