2014 please be good

By Wednesday, January 1, 2014 37 , , , Permalink 0

I am so ready for 2013 to be over. It was definitely not my year. I cannot lie and say that nothing good came out of it, because some great things did happened. For example:

  • A. started school and he loves it! He loves his teacher, he loves having a group of friends, and he is more than excited to go to school every morning (he would take the school bus at 6am if possible).
  • We got a cat: Mister O’Malley. I have always wanted a cat, although my dad hates them, even when little…and it finally happened this year.
  • The boys got to, finally, meet their Grandfather who lives in China (or is it lived now?). And as predicted, Grandpa and A. hit it off right away.
  • Snow in Bellingham! We even made our very own Frosty.
  • I, sort of, kind of, learned to golf.
  • I lost 10 pounds.
  • We took a road trip to Portland.
  • I got my driver’s license. I’m 28.
  • I finally started making some money through my blog (not a lot, but it was something).
  • Christmas was great and Thanksgiving was spent with friends and family.

2013 was not for me

People do stupid things. These stupid actions have an impact on other people. Simple butterfly effect, right?

These stupid things created huge problems in the family (in-laws) and business relationships were broken. This led my husband to a vast amount of stress which led me to stress out as well. Which then led to my husband not telling me about what was going on between him and the issuer of stupid decisions and the business. Which then led to my husband and I barely talking to each other (who wants me stressed out?). Which led to a miserable summer.

A quarter of 2013 was spent in depression which led to me loosing 10 pounds. I don’t eat when I’m depressed, so my weight loss wasn’t at all healthy.

Things improved and now my husband and I are talking to each other and closer than ever (oh, so corny). But then…

My brother-in-law stayed at our house for about a month (give or take a week) which made for a very uncomfortable few weeks. During this period of time we lost O’Malley thanks to my brother-in-law coming home drunk at 10pm. There goes my life long dream of having a cat.

 

2014 please be good

2014 Please Be Good So, 2014, please be good!! I had a bad year and I begin a new one with high hopes and great expectations. It might not be fair, but I do hope you bring a lot of good to our lives.

How was your 2013?

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37 Comments
  • Elisebet F
    January 1, 2014

    I’m very sorry to hear that! I hope your 2014 goes much better. Our year was okay…we had some ups and downs. My husband’s still gone more than he’s here, but it’s just going to be like that until he’s on shore duty, since we’re a Navy family. I’m looking toward this year…I think it’s going to be great!

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      I hope this year is great for you and your family! We gotta be positive 😀

  • Leigh
    January 1, 2014

    I was going to congratulate you on the weight loss but then read further – Hope you are feeling better and that this year is fantastic to you!

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      Thanks! I am feeling better. It took some time to get out of depression but having a good support system helped.

      Here’s for a great 2014 for you and your loved ones!

  • Heather
    January 1, 2014

    I’m so sorry to hear about your troubles Sofia, we all go thru them. 2013 wasn’t such a bad year for is, but I hope for more stability in 2014. Wishing you a happy 2014, and a new kitty to love on! 😉

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      Cheers to stability on this new year!! 😀 And a new kitty love love on too!

  • cindy b
    January 1, 2014

    So Sorry to hear that! I wish you the very best! Happy New Year!

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      Thank you, Cindy! Hope your 2014 is an amazing year for you and your loved ones 🙂

  • Debi
    January 2, 2014

    Here’s a to a fantastic 2014. I am glad the kids got to meet their grandfather. That is always special.

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      It was great to see my boys enjoy their grandfather. He is a good grandpa and my boys love him, which is always amazing 😀

  • Amber Edwards
    January 2, 2014

    Yea for getting your drivers License! But being in such a rural place without public transportation; that’s more of a necessity as soon as you turn 16 than a choice.

    Sorry about your family trials and no cat. Here is hoping 2014 is much better for you.

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      Thanks, Amber! We are starting this new year taking note of what went wrong last year. We are really going to work hard to make this our best year to date!

      Cheers for a great 2014 for you and your family!

  • Lisa Trudell
    January 2, 2014

    Wow, what a year! Whew! That’s over, right! I know it’s not that simple. Here’s hoping that 2014 is a bit of an opposite for you!

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      I am treating 2013 like you’d treat Vegas: what happened in 2013, happened in 2013. And I am more than ready, and happy, to leave the bad stuff behind. Although this nasty cough has followed me into 2014, lol!

      Happy 2014!!

  • mommasbacon
    January 2, 2014

    Hey! You had a lot of GOOD things on your list, so that is a huge positive. Here’s to an awesome 2014!

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      You are right, I definitely did!! 😀 I am so ready to only focus on the good now. Goodbye 2013, hello new year!!

      Happy 2014!

  • Shauna
    January 2, 2014

    I love that you started with the positive things in your life… I hope that those positives double and triple in 2014 and that depression goes to the back burner… good luck and I send you hugs!

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      You are such a sweetheart, Shauna! I hope your 2014 is the best year to date for you and your family. And definitely sending some hugs back your way 🙂

  • Roechelle Adair
    January 2, 2014

    I love that you listed all of the good things that happened last year instead of focusing on the crappy stuff. Life is a crazy roller coaster, we have to take the good with the bad. Here is wishing you a wonderful 2014. Keep smiling 🙂

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      Yup, life definitely is a roller coaster. 2013 taught me to focus more on the good things in life.

      Hoping your 2014 is the best year ever for you!

  • Samantha K
    January 2, 2014

    Sorry to hear about your downs, but you some great ups and here’s to a great 2014!!

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      Here’s to a great 2014!! Hope yours is amazing 🙂

  • Candyz Nikka
    January 2, 2014

    2013 was not a good year for most. But it’s past already, I wish everyone a very Happy New Year. More blessings to all of us! ^_^

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      I am so happy 2013 is long gone! Definitely more blessings to us all 😀

  • cindy b
    January 2, 2014

    So important to remember! loved reading this! Thank you so much for sharing and Happy New Year to you! xx

  • Angela
    January 2, 2014

    I am glad you were able to find some good in 2013. I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be your year!

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      oh, I can feel it too! 😀

      Happy 2014 to you as well!

  • Beth @ Musing Mainiac
    January 2, 2014

    I hope you have a much better 2014 and hopefully another kitty will grace your life.

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      Thanks, and I am hoping for a new kitty 🙂
      Happy 2014!

  • Jenna Parsons
    January 2, 2014

    Yes! I hope 2014 is good too! Or at least better than 2013!

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      As long as it is better than 2013 I’ll be one happy girl.

      Happy 2014!

  • TJ Sims
    January 2, 2014

    Oh my, 2013 definitely had its ups and downs for you! I hope 2014 has more ups than anything! Happy New Year to you and yours!!!! My 2013 was not to bad! I had my son 🙂 and my baby girl turned 3!

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      Congratulations on your little boy…and your 3 year old girl too!! Definitely a good year for you.

      Here’s for an even better year!

  • Alaina Bullock
    January 2, 2014

    Sorry it was a tough year for you, but it’s awesome that you were also able to see all of the good! I hope this year brings you everything you hope for!

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      Thanks, Alaina!! 2013 was not my year…it did bring great things but it was just not what I expected it to be. I do hope 2014 brings what I expected and more. So far so good 🙂

      Happy 2014 to you and your family!

  • Our Family World
    January 2, 2014

    Here’s hoping you have a fantastic 2014! We had some rough times ourselves – money is tight – but there were so many great things we got to do as a family in 2013 🙂
    ~ Kimberly

    • Sofia
      January 2, 2014

      Here’s to a great 2014 for you and your family!