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Y’know, I coulda sworn that I did one of these last year, but I searched and searched through my blog archives and found…nada. I found 2011 By the Numbers but only 2010 By the Month…ah well, what can ya do? Apparently it stuck in my head because I felt the need to take time out of my eating-chocolate-chip-cookies-for-lunch-and-watching-hours-upon-hours-of-Downton-Abbey schedule and look back on my year in this way.
I described this process in 2010 as “part memory book, part growth-chart of my business”, but without even writing anything yet I know that there’ll be personal stuff here, too. I think I need to see, on paper, everything 2012 consisted of – all my family has been through, all we’ve endured, all we’re fought against.
It’s important for me to reflect on it, to see it, to honor it, to share it, and, um, to link to it. No pressure on your end, though
I’m not gonna lie – I’ve been hard on myself lately. I’ve fallen into the trap I help so many of my clients escape – being “enough.” I didn’t make “enough”, I didn’t do “enough”, I didn’t try hard “enough”…but this? Everything above? It’s proof. Proof that “enough” doesn’t exist, that I was faced with ridiculous odds this year and still grew, still created, still shone and still thrived. And with my word for 2013 being Space, I’ll be setting myself up for more of the same.
Enough pressure. Enough crowdedness. It’s enough. I’m enough. And 2012? Enough!Michelle's Memoirs