I was not very good about writing here and was moderately more successful updating my twitter account. Facebook, that was an everyday thing.
Unless I was in labor. Or nursing my new baby back to health. Then all social media was off the table.
We welcomed a new little one to our family in November and that threw life into flux, of course. But what about the other 10 months? All I can say is I was busy and happily so.
My freelance writing kicked into gear with education, business and feature stories. I got to cover the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Del., and the swearing-in of Delaware’s new Secretary of Education. I wrote about nutrition and kids for The News Journal and drove the length of the First State. Plus I still got to visit with friends, hit the beach and see family. All while gestating our beautiful baby girl.
I had to take a break when my midwife said they would have to induce me before my due date. After our little girl was born we were getting settled at home when she came down with a respiratory virus just before she turned a month old.
Camping out in her hospital room at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (a friend called it “the best place you never want to be”) postponed getting back to my freelance work. But she is strong and was released after four days in Pediatric Intensive Care. An overnight in a regular room and we were home in time to get a Christmas tree and put orders in with Amazon, er, I mean Santa just in time for the holiday.
So, in short, reporting, writing, gestating, laboring, loving. That was my 2012.
I don’t know what 2013 will hold, but I’m ready to get back to writing - on the days she’s sleeping.