2012 in Review

Hello friends and welcome to 2013!

2012 was a pretty good year for me as I finally fully conquered the Post Partum Depression I suffered from after the birth of the Chiquita. I also revitalized Jlee’s Blog and started a fan page (do you ‘like’ me yet? If not, you can at http://www.facebook.com/jleesblog).

The end of 2012 proved slightly difficult as I suffered a bit from the blues in addition to some unfortunate family circumstances that arose before the holidays. Things aren’t 100% back in order, but I’m trying really hard to get myself back on track – complete with joining the YMCA in my area!

Our Y has a track and while I don’t love running, I do enjoy running on a track vs. a treadmill so it’s been sooo good for me to be back out there running again. And yesterday I even surprised myself by climbing the wall ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP! I have never done that before. Ever. In my entire life. What an accomplishment for me!

Photo courtesy of Chicago YMCA
Photo courtesy of Chicago YMCA

I have two goals for 2013.

One is to finally publish Concrete Boots. I know, I know, I keep saying this is the year, but I truly believe 2013 IS the year. Something about the 3 in it…like the 3rd time’s the charm since I did complete this manuscript in 2010.

Two is to run a 1/2 marathon. Yes, yes me. I am not a sporty girl, but I do like to stay fit and workout as I said above, and while I have no aspirations of running a marathon I do feel a 1/2 marathon is doable. It’s going to take a lot of work on my end – both physical and mental – because honestly if I complete this I will be so stoked. I bet birthing the Chiquita was easier for me than running this 1/2 marathon will be!

So, here’s to it in 2013 for all of us! What are your goals for 2013?

Also, in getting back on track…unfortunately Jlee’s Blog suffered a bit at the end of 2012 while I was just trying to make it through so I’m hoping to get my writing spirit back because I miss sharing my thoughts and I miss you all.

WordPress.com put together this funky little report for Jlee’s Blog that I’d like to share with you.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 44,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 10 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Click to see the complete report featuring my top posts of 2012, what countries are viewing Jlee’s Blog, the most searched terms on Google and many more neat stats! Thanks as always for reading me!

Cheers to a wonderful year!

Cheers-to-a-New-Year

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