YEAR IN REVIEW #2 – One Year of The Pink Shoelaces

Can you believe it? I sure can’t! Let’s be real, when I started this blog, how many of you thought, “There’s another thing she won’t stick to!” But HOLY COW! Here we are a YEAR LATER and I’m still writing and you’re still reading!

In honor of my 1 year blog-a-versary, today’s and tomorrow’s and the next few days of blog posts will include my favorite/most popular post from each month so that’s 12 featured blog posts!

Without further ado, today’s blog posts feature my favorite posts from January 2020 – March 2020. Maybe they were your favorite too 🙂

January 2020: The Hardest Conversation

Grab your tissues. January had a lot of good blog posts but none of them made me cry like this one.

Honorable mention (another creative writing piece): The Big One and the Big Buddy

February 2020: “I’m On A Diet.”

Guess what folks, still on that damn diet.

Honorable mention: My Name is Kalissa and I’m a Workaholic

March 2020: We Couldn’t Afford Cafeteria Food

A single defining moment in our lives that changed us forever.

Honorable mention: A Case of the Funnies with Carver John

This blog post is one of four blog posts. Each blog post will review 3 months of “best of” content. Today we covered October – December 2019. Another blog post will cover January – March 2019 and so on and so forth.

After reviewing the blog posts, leave a comment of your favorite blog post highlighted in the post either on social media or below in the comment section.

The goal is to narrow it down to the top four blog posts of the year and then vote on the winner for the best blog post of year #1 of The Pink Shoelaces.

So, are you ready for it? Get set. GO!

Start reading and commenting my dear readers!



  1. Linda
    September 30, 2020 / 2:13 pm

    Now that’s a hard choice. I like both the hardest conversation and the car ride with Carver. First one has you in tears the second has you in tears for a laugh. Keep up the great work Karissa I really enjoy your blog.

  2. Ellie
    September 30, 2020 / 2:25 pm

    I echo Linda’s comment. I can really relate to the Hardest Conversation as I had a similar one with my dad. That was many many years ago but it remains with me as yours will with you. You gave him a gift.
    Carvesrs comment will live on in family stories for many years and still bring smiles.

  3. Amy
    October 1, 2020 / 11:12 am

    The Hardest Conversation. Been there. When Hospice came in to talk to dad, it was actually harder for us. I was scared to ask him if he wanted to be cremated or buried. I asked him what he wanted to wear. I will never forget what he said. “What do I care? I won’t be here”. He knew where he was going and was at peace. He was strong for us until the end. I hope I can be that strong when it’s my time. Thank you for writing what we want to say but don’t know how.

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