It’s crazy when people talk about themselves in the third person. Also crazy, when virtual projects take on lives of their own. Personification- isn’t that the term? You and me blog, we’ve been inseparable this past year. A proud mama, I am. Drained and exhausted, yup, that too. But to you, today, I say the most sincere, Happy Birthday.
Today marks 1 year for Seattle Mama Doc. It’s been wild– something akin to piloting a plane, taming a wild dog, starting a new business? For me, this last year has been the most rigorous of my life: raising my boys, seeing patients in clinic, writing, creating, and speaking about what I believe to be true in health care. All the corners of my brain are being accessed though, and on most days it feels really good. And today, I must say, I’m a bit teary eyed as I mark all the 1’s in the calendar (11/11/10 for a 1st birthday ain’t bad). In celebration, at the end of my long day in clinic, I’ll bake a cake. Sit at the counter in my kitchen and eat. Should be a nice way to mark the huge milestone for me. In lieu of gifts, will you please leave comments? What have you liked, what can I do better, and of what would you like to see more?
I’m so thankful for the success, the support from others, and the change I believe we are making in improving communication around children and health. Thank you for reading (silently) and for commenting (loudly). You truly feed me, too.
A Year In Review
- My most emotional post (still cry when I read it)
- Most popular post (over 25,000 reads)
- Post with the most loaded comments (I read them first while sitting at the Lyle Lovett concert–that helped)
- Post with the most beautiful picture (I didn’t take it, clearly. Thanks again, Kelsey)
- Post that took me the most time to write (hated it by the time I hit “publish”)
- Post that inspired change (where social media gave me a voice for children)
- Post that helped me process (People often ask if it is cathartic to write a blog. Not for me, but this post was. My friend Shelly is doing great, by the way!)
- Useful posts I mention while in clinic: Tylenol, Benadryl, Preparing for disasters, H1N1, Vitamin D, Working and breastfeeding, Getting baby to sleep
- My favorite post? (I’m undecided)
Am I right? Do you remember this differently?
Here’s to another year. But wait…a day of clinic, and then a bite of cake, first.