Wednesday, January 1, 2014

I don't do "resolutions"

I used to make resolutions every year and every year I would just let myself down by letting those resolutions go by the wayside.  So I don't do resolutions anymore.  I try to look at the new year as a new beginning.  I think of the things that I have been wanting/needing to work on and I give myself this chance to start fresh and not feel guilty that I haven't started or done it yet.  I try to pace myself on what I start on because I don't want to change everything all at once and I don't want to get myself overwhelmed.

This last month of 2013 has been challenging for me in many ways.  Financially it has been almost devastating, but I have hope that 2014 will be better.  I have sought help for our financial issues and I hope to learn how to manage our finances myself this year.  Medically December was very difficult also.  I have been fighting an addiction to over the counter nasal decongestant spray.  Now this may not sound serious, but it really has been difficult.  I discovered around Thanksgiving that I was addicted (I didn't think it was a problem) and I had been for several months.  It was causing nose bleeds and when I didn't use it I would get even more congested then I have ever been in my life.  I would lose my sense of smell and taste for days and I could not sleep without the nasal spray.  I started to dilute the nasal spray with saline and wean myself off of it and I decided I was not going into the new year with this issue, so now I have not used it in 4 days and I'm doing better but I still want to use it everyday.  I was also contacted by my doctor a few weeks ago and he told me that I have type 2 diabetes. That is certainly throwing a monkey wrench into my pecan pie plans for Christmas.  My marriage is going great, but my husband was gone for most of December and was home for 3 days over Christmas and then left again.  He won't be home until sometime in February, which means he will miss our wedding anniversary on January 13th.  But I am still hopeful that 2014 will be a much better year for our family!

The one new thing I would like to try for me this year is Yoga!  I am going to start with 3 times a week and try to go for balance and focus and peace this year.  I think if I can bring a bit of that into my world, things will be better!

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