It’s been a Year! … and oh what a Year it has been

It’s my Blog-Anniversary!!!!
One year ago today – on a day like today where the offices are quiet… I decided that it would be a good time to start a blog because a new chapter of my life was beginning.
This is where it all began a year ago – me alone with my thoughts.
In 2012,
We purchased our new home! Couldn’t be more beaming about that one.
I started a new job and have even been promoted since then in Grade and was rewarded as an outstanding employee this year.
I set “simple” New Years Resolutions– 3 out of 6 ain’t bad.
came through some tough times, like my Father In Law passing away suddenly into the new year.
We celebrated two years of marriage!
I turned 30 (WHOA)
The Olympics were straight awesome this year
The Elections were drawn out this year
and yet we survived more tragedy in the nation…
along the way, you have gotten to know about me –
And from those few sparse posts in December 2011 until now… I can say that what started out as a journal for myself has truly surpassed anything that I imagined simply because it was never my intention or goal to “get followers” or have readers. I wrote my random thoughts for me. I sit here and pour out on this blog whatever comes across my mind at the moment that I post. Now that I have gotten my feet wet, I do have goals for next year, but its just so that I can simply capture more thoughts, more of my life, more of the things that I did – when my 30’s began. YIKES!
In all honesty, this is my life – I may not share everything or every detail but nothing is fabricated. Its a story that I am still writing and have always journaled about. This is just a different outlet – a different network of persons to share it with. If I have not done it all year long, let me sincerely thank you for reading the words that come from a genuine place. Looking back over my life is not just for fun but its so that I can look back on the tough days or even the boring days and remember how blessed I truly am.
As I close out this year, I don’t think about the things that I haven’t done, or haven’t accomplished. I look forward to the things that are to come.
2013 will be a great year! and I can’t wait to share every step of the way.
This is my year through blog posts – a favorite post from each month this year:
January – 
Its actually also a post that is one of my most read posts- 
where I talk about my weight loss and the similarities between my sister and I and the Williams’ sisters
February
where I talk about how my husband and I tried everything NOT to be in a relationship
March
where I speak for the first time, our intentions for starting a family
April
every couple has a reoccurring argument – this is ours
May
This one was my most read post this year
where I talk about my Busty Girl Problems
June
One of my favorite Friday’s Letters
recapping my summers in D.C., good food, good fun

July
I really need to deal with this character trait
August
my wedding anniversary
September
Another Top Post of the year
where I share with you over 29 different hairstyles that I wore in trying to find the look I wanted for when I turn 30.
October
there once was a time where I did
November
December
our first Christmas in our New Home

Here are just a few highlights from this year:
Because of what I blogged about 17,672 and counting have come to see about me this year. Now I know there are some more popular blogs out there – actually a great deal of them. However, for little ol’ me – I am amazed that people took the time to click over here.
Your top 5 favorite posts of this year:
where I talk about my Busty Girl Problems
One of my Friday’s Letters –
 where I write a letter to a myriad of persons
where I talk about my weight loss and the similarities between my sister and I and the Williams’ sisters
 where I talk about the sudden passing of a coworker on the way to work and the passing of Whitney Houston
where I share with you over 29 different hairstyles that I wore in trying to find the look I wanted for when I turn 30.
Top Search Words that landed people here:
Torrean Rich (the name of my coworker who passed away)
Good Morning Letters
Busty Girl Problems
Kevin Fredericks (who guest blogged about Marriage for me)
in addition to people just searching for my blog by name
Search words that got people here this month:
new years pregnancy announcement (can’t be looking for me – LOL – or are you.. hmm)
alice and olivia beach cruiser (oh Christmas- they had one at the Target near my house still)
pollera wedding panama (shout out to my cousins wedding)
delta sigma theta ornaments (hey Sorors)
Top Referring Sites of this Year:
Google (of course)
and my Twitter page (do you follow me?)
For those 137 persons who follow me and countless others who subscribe by email – I thank you for wanting to be a consistent reader of this little space I call Hello, Good Morning Sunshine.
With so much love and gratitude,

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Covered in Grace

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