Hello Everyone, and welcome to today’s post! I saw this post on Amanda’s website Growing with Malcolm (which is no longer an active website, But, I just had to give it a try! It’s the Top 7 tag for bloggers! This was updated back in 2018/2019 and I’m updating it again in 2023!
Now I wasn’t one of the nominees but C’mon people, We all know if someone wants to create their own version of the tag they’re going to. Plus I’ve recently been tagged in some of her posts so I understand she wants to share the love with other bloggers too.
So, the rules for the post are quite simple:
- Share your favourite Top 7 posts
- Share the Top 7 things you loved most about 2018
- Top 7 things I’m looking forward to in 2019
- Tag 7 bloggers
- Say thanks & link back!
My top Fav Posts from 2018:
I’ll be updating this section to reflect work on my current website since my old one is no longer active. These are the Top 7 posts on my new website! Some of which have been transferred from my old site and rejuvenated with top-shelf commentary!
Top 7 things I loved Most about 2018:
Im going to give commentary updates for this section and the next!
Top thing of life was Giving Birth to my Daughter.
Literally the most life-changing moment of my life. The moment my life got x1000 better. I learned so much about myself at that moment. My relationship with my boyfriend got so much deeper, and stronger, we have really been through almost everything. Next step, Marriage.
Major Update! We’re no longer together and haven’t been for a while! It was actually such an abusive relationship and when I said it got stronger and deeper, That was actually the trauma bond connection and his ability to have some type of control over me. Let’s not even being with the “we have been through almost everything” Through educating myself about Narcissism while on my healing journey, I have actually learned that this was never the case at all. Here is a link to an amazing Narcissistic Abuse Educator and when she shared this the other night something just clicked in my brain because this spoke so truly to my experience with the Narc. This explains the “been through almost everything” most accurately.
Restarting my Website.
I lost everything I had worked for on my old website but the fresh start has been refreshing.
Finally, I have restarted my website for the final time. I had to shut down the website this post was originally on because it was being stalked by a certain someone. If you’ve guessed the narcissist was stalking it then you’re correct! I’m pretty sure he knows about this one now too but I will no longer remain silent regarding the abuse I experienced.
Meet & Greet.
I hosted a Meet and Greet after my Daughter was born when she was about 3 months old for everyone who couldn’t make it to the baby shower and hadn’t yet made their way over to come to visit Elayna.
This is still one of my favourite parts of that year! So many people came to meet my baby and congratulate me on one of the biggest accomplishments of my life. Raising my daughter is my proudest accomplishment,
Lost my Best Friend.
In 2018 I lost one of my best friends. It has been rather relieving to some degree. Of course, I miss them dearly and wish them well but I have to take care of my family now and can’t waste time and energy on people who don’t show up.
I honestly have been through so much these past couple of years I don’t even recall who this was about and this is probably because the narcissist turned me against pretty much everyone that was in my life in order to isolate me and have more control over me. The only person I honestly lost was myself.
Left a Shitty Apartment and Moved to the top floor of a Nicer House.
We left our old apartment and all of its troubles behind and in 2018 we said hello to our new home. 4 floors of Beautiful. Mommy and Daddy even have their own Ensuite, Walk-in Closet and Balcony. Very blessed for our beautiful house.
I don’t live at this house anymore and I will admit the house was beautiful but it was way more than what was needed. And all in all, moving every year was exhausting and unstable. I don’t miss the house or the life I had one bit.
During my pregnancy, I joined an amazing group for moms and babies. We Graduated when my Daughter was 6 Months and I’m really thankful for that group. I met some great friends at the group and so my Daughter ❤ and they’re practically Due date buddies.
I am still so grateful for this baby group and I’m still in touch with some of the moms. It was so nice to get out of the apartment and have a support system through this extremely lonely and isolating time in my life.
Top Things I’m looking forward to 2019:
Watching Elayna Grow and Learn.
I just can’t get enough of her!
This is always something I look forward to as a mom, there’s something new about every day and she grows and learns so incredibly. It’s like I blinked and she was 5 years old. She’s the most amazing human I’ve ever met and I have the honour of watching her grow up. I don’t understand how certain people in her life can choose not to be a part of this.
Going back to school?
Ouuuuuu but the question is what should I take? I’ve narrowed a couple of things down recently but haven’t decided. NBD though I have 4 other Careers to fall back on in the meantime.
Big News! I went back to school in the fall of 2020 and I got my executive Administration Degree. Graduated on the Honour Roll and I am so proud of this. I did this all by myself and no one can take this from me. This happened while taking care of my daughter full-time and going through multiple court dates. I didn’t think id make it through some of the time but I have shown myself that I can achieve more than I imagined.
Growing my Blog Meeting my Goals.
This was exciting, I had great success but alas, that chapter of my life is over and now we’re onto this one. Now my goal is to grow this blog into the same accomplished blog I once had.
Unpacking and Organizing my Home.
I’ve been living in a stable home since 2019 and now my goal is to become a minimalist.
Daddy and I have been talking and we will be trying again a little later on this year!!!
We started trying and then I got really sick and he abandoned me with our child throughout multiple hospital visits while I was violently ill. Instead of having another kid with someone who clearly didn’t have their priorities straight, I decided to leave. It was then that I woke up and realized just how abusive my relationship with him was. I’m so happy I didn’t have a second child with him. Leaving was the smartest thing I ever did for both myself and my daughter.
Daughters First Birthday & Party.
I said both specifically because they will be on different dates but I am so excited and quite scared actually for them to happen. Mainly because I just can’t believe my baby will be 1 in less than a month now.
As my daughter continues to grow Celebrating her birthday is still one of my favorite times of the year. Every year she grows older and wiser and I just can’t put into words how much I love her and how lucky I am to be her mom!
Networking, Making new Friendships, Colleagues and working with new people.
I’ve already started and I have been loving it so far!
I continue to grow and heal every day bit by bit! I’ve started a new business too and This is only helping me grow more,
Top 7 Bloggers I’m Tagging:
And please since this is my new blog I would absolutely love it if you guys could follow my new website!
Thank you to everyone who visited this post. It was lovely having you here. Remember even if you aren’t tagged you can still do your own Top 7 Tag! I can’t wait to read them all. Again another big thanks to Amanda for the inspiration for the post.
Thanks to everyone! And don’t forget to hit that follow button before you leave to help me meet my new blog’s goals for growth!
Also! Dont forget to check out this post! its the first part of a series I have been working on!