This is my favourite post of the year. It’s one that I would do, no matter what, purely because I love it. It gives me a chance to reflect and wax nostalgic, and record my life in a unique way. This post contains my annual slideshow, chronicling my family’s year in photos. It’s my fifth such slideshow, and looking back over the other ones I can immediately see how my children have grown. I remember things I’d forgotten, and I laugh and cry. I’m not sure if anyone else loves my slideshows, but if one of the big benefits of blogging is having a record of your family life, then this slideshow is the pinnacle of that record for me.
The truth is that 2012 didn’t turn out exactly as I’d expected it would for me. Life is like that, after all. But watching this video, I can see that it was a fabulous year nonetheless. That’s the gift that comes with taking time to reflect – you can see how the story unfolded, and you can see how the twists and turns brought you to the place you stand today. My little slideshow does that for me in under three minutes, which I think is pretty cool.
If you’d like to take a walk down memory lane with me, you can find my previous slideshows here:
I’ve spent plenty of time talking about my family and myself – and not just in this post. I’ve had a whole year to write in this space, and I’ve done it. Now I’d like to turn the tables back on you. What was 2012 like for you? When you consider this year, what images will stand out in your mind? And what are you looking forward to in 2013? I’d love to hear.
Happy New Year!