(Closed) Was 2013 all that you hoped it would be?

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  • poll: Was 2013 all that you hoped it would be?

    It is exactly as I hope it would be!!

    It is slightly different from what I expected.

    Nothing went the way I wanted it to be.


  • Post # 17
    2653 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @tiff-tiff-tiff:  2013 was a roller coaster. 

    Started off well by marrying my amazing DH.

    I was TTC for 8 months which was more of a challenge than either of us imagined. 

    Got pregnant just as we were about to see fertility specialists, amazing!!

    Lost the baby at 10 weeks. I’ll never forget that moment, when I looked at my beautiful baby, but no heartbeat. D&C a couple of days ago.

    A positive from my TTC journey is how amazing my DH is and how much closer we are. I didn’t think my love could grow more after I got married. 

    Ill be glad to see the back of 2013 but more because I want to look forward to having my rainbow baby. 

    Post # 18
    4654 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Best year in quite awhile!! I have few complaints. Between my trip back to the USA for two weeks, getting married, work being generally good, etc. etc. etc. 

    Post # 19
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    2013 completely exceeded my expectations! We got engaged in June, and I was finally offered my dream job in November! Also, fiance and I both completed big running races (marathon for me, and Spartan race series for him). 

    I’m hoping 2014 is just as amazing! We get married in July, and are planning to buy a house after that. I also hope, hope, hope that we make a honeymoon baby! 🙂

    Post # 20
    3370 posts
    Sugar bee

    @tiff-tiff-tiff:  In general, yes. But in 2012 I didn’t think I’d be getting engaged in 2013. I also didn’t think I’d be going through 3 job changes.

    Post # 22
    496 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    This year was sort of what I expected it would be – neither terrible nor awesome.


    I knew that this year would be hard with me finishing my degree, and it definitely was. I thought about giving it up a few times, but made it through in the end.


    My SO and I have made amazing progress on our house renovations and retraining our adopted dog.


    We still have 4 more weeks to go though Bees! It could all change (hopefully for the better).


    Here’s to a more exciting and happy year in 2014.


    Post # 23
    5063 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Yes it was epic, I went to NYC (childhood dream) got engaged in Central Park & turned 30. 

    Post # 24
    5373 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    2013 was an amazing year! I turned 22 (my favourite number/age) in February and I had high expectations for the year aha. In March I got about 85-90% better from my undiagnosed chronic illness. I can’t even believe that I’m barely ever sick anymore. I went from feeling like I had the flu everyday for two years to way better pretty much overnight. No one knows why I got better or why I got sick and what was wrong with me.

    We went on an awesome family vacation to our favourite island in New Brunswick in the summer and we passed the year mark in our wedding countdown (which is a big deal since we’ve been engaged for almost two years so far!). My Fiance got his first full-time job after graduation and I graduated with my undergrad (huge accomplishment since I was so sick for a lot of it!) with honours and on the Dean’s List! We moved back to our hometown, my parents rented out the condo they bought us for when we were at school, and then they bought us a house in our hometown (we pay the mortgage and almost all of the expenses related to the house). My parents have also paid for renovations like new flooring, new windows, changing the fuse panel to breakers, etc. Oh and we bought our first grown up purchases 😉 a new washing machine and some new trees for our house aha.

    Our puppy turned a year old this year, we had our five year anniversary, and our cat turned 5. I also started school again to get my university certificate in counselling women. We got to buy our first big Christmas tree and Christmas lights since we couldn’t decorate on that scale in our condo. It’s just been a really amazing year and it’s been even better than I could have imagined. I never in my wildest dreams thought that we would have a house at this age or be able to move back to our hometown. I was so scared that we would be stuck in the city where we went to school and would have trouble finding a job for my Fiance in our hometown. Everything just fell into place this year and I’m really sad to see this year end, but at least 2014 (and 23) will be the year that we get married, have our honeymoon, and probably when I’ll get my first full-time job. I just feel very blessed and thankful to my parents – so many good things have happened to us this year! (:

    ETA: We’re ending this year with my early bachelorette party on Dec 28th. I’m really excited and bought a tutu to wear all night aha.

    Post # 25
    2478 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It’s been a year of ups and downs. Lots of wonderful ups – my eldest son got married to his beautiful American Fiance in September, she got her residency visa really quickly and he’s just landed a seriously good job too. My youngest son and my gorgeous daughter in law to be had their second beautiful daughter 9 weeks ago. I got a lovely new pup back in June and of course, I had the most perfect wedding day in May.

    On the downside, my DH was diagnosed with cancer at the end of April. It’s unhelpfully advanced so last summer was devoted to chemotherapy followed, after a little break, by radiotherapy AND chemo. A long and difficult 5 weeks of it. He’s now having another treatment holiday but he’s had the stuffing properly knocked out of him. However, the treatment is working and he is so positive about the future. 

    I also discovered how wonderfully supportive our friends and family are so out of a bad experience, good has come. I’ve had some wonderful times doing exciting and fun things despite his illness. And of course, as mentioned before, we had a fabulous wedding!

    Post # 26
    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    @tiff-tiff-tiff:  I think in comparison with last year, this year was a little less exciting.  Last year, I graduated law school, got my license, and bought a new home.  This year I have mostly just spent it fixing the house, and we have yet to take a vacation.  Thankfully, we are going away for a week starting this weekend.  Can’t wait. 

    This year was neither good or bad.  It wa just another year. 

    Post # 27
    1845 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    2013 was one of my best years so far. I married my wonderful husnband after 8+ years together. We went on an amazing honeymoon which was the longest vacation I’ve had since I was 15. Best trip of my life! We also went on two other smaller trips which were very fun. To me, a year is complete if there’s been some good vacations in there. 

    Just overall a great year. Definetly one I’ll remember. 

    Post # 28
    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Sadly, no, 2013 was not that great for me. I lost my job and am still looking for a new one. No proposal, no engagement.I have this friend, who’s life currently is everything i want and imagined for myself, so being withness to that is excrutiating sometimes. Also i am going though a health scare right now, involving some bad results from a biopsy. So yeah, sucky year all around.


    I have high hopes for 2014 though!




    Post # 29
    7309 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I will be happy for 2013 to end. Our well laid house project plans went out the window when we needed to unexpectedly replace our tractor, we’ve been dealing with the stress of being on opposite sides of the TTC fence for 6 months and it’s not getting any better, we were simultaneously furloughed for several weeks and are facing it again come January 15, and we’ve dealt with the stress of DH making a big job change. Not a darn thing has gone as planned and I am so ready for this year of fail to be over.

    Post # 30
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    2013 has by far been the worst year of my entire life. My mother passed away, I miscarried and went thru an ectopic pregnancy with my rainbow baby, my husband was deployed for all of this, and I’m still at a really bad job and getting steadily fatter. I am so ready for 2014, I hope it is the end of all the trauma, I honestly don’t think I’m physically, spiritually, or emotionally equipped to handle much more.

    Post # 31
    2684 posts
    Sugar bee

    2013 has been pretty good for me.  We decided on a backyard wedding at the end of 2012, so most of 2013 has been either wedding planning or fixing up the backyard.  We added a new patio during the spring and are getting a fence installed within the next week.  I was hoping that we could have accomplished more, but at least we’re still making progress on the big items.  FI got a big promotion last month, which is awesome but he’s been working very hard recently.  The company I work at has also been undergoing some recent drama and a leadership change.  The results are very positive for the company and my career, but it’s still a lot of stressful drama to deal with.  My only regret is that I wish I could have taken a nice vacation, but we didn’t have the time or money for it.  At least I have a honeymoon to look forward to next year 🙂

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