The final update of the year is right here! I feel like this has been such an insane year that I honestly have nearly no idea where or how to begin! But I guess there is only one way to go so we might as well start!
I gave birth to another baby! This can be read right here for all the juicy details. It ended in an unplanned cesarean section (C Section) and as I write this a few days before the end of the month I still am completely in shock that this happened. The adjustment between 1 to 2 kids seems to be going well with the hardest part being the fact that I am unable to do nearly anything because of the healing involved with a c section. It is such a turn of events that I honestly cannot even fathom what happened and some time has passed still since it all happened. My two sons are so much alike and so different at the same time that it really is incredible how babies are their own people. Even the size difference between the two of them is also insane. Our 1st, Vincent was 6lbs 12 ounce, and Felix our second son is a whopping 9lb and 6 ounce. So quite the difference! If you are also interested in the details of my 1st son’s birth you can read it here, and YES, the stories could not be any more different!
Streaming has become non-existent.. BUT I do plan on doing a big return in January also. It will be probably 2 days a week and will be a few hours a night. Also not to mention it will be more focused on art and creative streams. The fact is I just do not have the time or energy to dedicate towards one game in order to break through the community. Being a mom of 2 now I feel like I really need to manage my time wisely. And when I am streaming I want to make it worth it. Id like to fully launch my business these coming month in January 2022 of creative arts and by streaming and doing this I’m kind of using my time to the full potential. Prep yourself for the Art for Sale tab near the top to ACTUALLY have some art that can be purchasable in the new year. I cannot wait to show you what I have happening and I hope that you all like it too!
The blog is still going great. I plan to keep digging deep and posting things while continuing. I really would like to try and learn more about making my blog discoverable and the growth happening. I found planning things made it go so much smoothly. I also want to learn more about domain authority as well as search engine optimization. The fact I still have a few dry spells from the move and then getting back into the groove of things again and still seen the success that I have has made things worth while by so much. I was short on my goal of 500 followers on the blog but I did make it over half way with 260+ followers and honestly with all the things happening this year I am really happy with that result. There is only one way to go with the blog and that is up!
Home life has been great. I am so happy that my family has found our forever home. As stressful as moving was during a pandemic, traveling across provinces with a toddler (That you can read the prep work for here and the conclusion of a 14+ hour drive here too) and than being without our possessions for 5 weeks was not without challenges. Looking back I am still a bit bitter about sleeping on a freaking air mattress for those 5 weeks pregnant however I am thankful that we have a roof over our head and that we have a space that is ours. We got super lucky in finding out forever home and I am thankful for the potential that can happen also. We have the rest of our lives to really make it ours and I am so excited when I think about how we will be raising our children here. In today’s market finding a house maybe similar to the good ol saying “finding a needle in a haystack”. This is due to the various reasons of the prices being pumped way over asking, short time frame’s for offers, and way more people who are looking to buy than there are homes to be provided.
I will be putting a focus on health as well. Being a mom of two I feel like I need to really take control of my health and I would like to lose some weight before we try to finish out our family with a 3rd child. This will become a 3rd regular blog spot that will be published on Thursdays. I started something similar in early 2021 however half way through the 12 blog spot I became pregnant and well, trying to lose weight is not the ideal thing when you are growing a tiny human! Since we won’t be trying for our third til the end of the year I thought this could be a huge thing for me to begin for the year. I will be very very blunt and real with you all about my struggles with losing weight and how things are going. My goal is that hopefully other people can relate and we all can work together on this.
Overall I think this year despite the multiple hoops and obstacles that myself and family had to face it really ended on such a nice note. I am positively excited to see what the new year will bring to the people that we are close with and our family and friends too. The next year I hope to really launch myself in to a position where I can make a bit of a paycheck per month to help my family save. Financial independence and brand building will be focuses for sure. Home improvements will probably be making their way into blogs here and there as we renovate our home as well. Adjusting to life with 2 children instead of one is going to be a motivating factor as well because I do know there are challenges there also!
How was your 2021 year and was there anything special you look back on and remember?
Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear your goals and aspirations for the new year too!