And here we are. Day 365. It’s crazy to think that one year ago today I was still waiting to find out if I would be having a son or a daughter.
Tomorrow we will celebrate Jackson being with us for a whole year. We don’t plan on doing much, just hanging out with the four of us (Toby is looking forward to being included) at the park. I won’t go into too many details now, best to save them until after they have happened. Because if there is one thing I’ve learned in the last 365 days…. It’s that nothing is for sure until after the fact.
Actually, I’ve learned a lot more than that. I have learned a lot over the last year. Too much to recount in just one post. At least, not in one post that I’m starting 20 minutes after I e already missed my bedtime by 30 minutes (in case that’s confusing, it should add up to 50 minutes past my bedtime). But with all I have learned, I also know that I’m just getting started. I know that there are a lot of things still to come.
I’d like to thank all of you who have joined with me on this incredible journey. It’s been fun sharing my experiences and I hope it’s been fun for you to read about them. Now that I have successfully (if we ignore the two bouts of forgetfulness) blogged everyday for the first year of parenthood, the obvious question is “how long do I keep going?”. And I think the answer to that is, “as long as I keep having things to share”. Now that I’ve hit my year mark, I may bypass the “nothing to say” posts. But rest assured, just as my journey into parenting is really just getting stated, so is this blog. I never intended this to be a year long project, or a blog about my first year parenting, I intended it to be a blog about my parenting adventure. And, as I see it, that’s an adventure I will be on for the rest of my life.
I’m not really sure what the posting frequency is going to be from here on out, we’ll just have to discover that together.
For now, I can just say that I’ve enjoyed things so far. I hope you have too. And I hope you plan on sticking around. The next few days will probably involve some retrospective posts. I think a year is way too much to sum up in one day, so I’ll probably spread it out. I don’t exactly have a plan on how, I’ve always been a more “fly by the seat of my pants” type of blogger, so we’ll just see what happens.
For now, I’m going to get some sleep. Tomorrow is a big day after all
Thank you for reading.