Josh Irby

Live from Sarajevo

The Best of the Blog 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, I am reviewing the past 12 months. My wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and welcomed our fourth child into the family. I completed my first full year of blogging and discovered a supportive online community of writers. We celebrated our fifth Christmas in Sarajevo.

It was a full and fun year. Here are some of the highlights from the blog.

Photo Credit Sean MacEntee

Photo Credit Sean MacEntee

Top Five Blog Posts in 2013

1) 10 Lessons from 10 Years of Marriage

2) 3 Lessons from the Labor and Delivery Room

3) From Mafia to Minister: Slavko’s Story

4) Is Comfort Killing Your Soul?

5) I Don’t Believe in Myself

My Favorite Firsts

First Manifesto: An Open Letter to You from the Rest of the World

First Writing Contest: The Open Letter Challenge (make sure you read the winning entries!)

First eBook Giveaway: When Santa Came for Dinner (this offer will disappear when 2013 ends)

First Fiction Series: True Grits’ Guide to a Grittier, More Successful Life

The One that Got Away

In March I wrote a post while preparing to speak  to a group of students about personal development. It was some of my favorite prose of the year. If you did not catch it the first time around, make sure you don’t miss out.

What to do when you realize you are not who you want to be

What are your favorite memories from 2013? Share them in the comments below. I would love to hear.

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