Wednesday, January 1, 2014

What will 2014 be?

The first day of a new year.  January 1st, 2014.  New beginnings, a chance to say "this year I'm going to ...".  People make resolutions to change or do something different this year.  Lose weight, run a half marathon, change jobs, whatever.  For me?  I am just hoping that I have a better year this year.

OK, last year wasn't ALL bad.  I mean, I did get to buy a house and I leased a new car.  I managed to get through the year, made all my payments, etc.  All the while feeling like death was trying to grab ahold of me every day. 

I want this year to be different.  I want this year to be better.  I don't want to be at the hospital all the time.  I don't want to have this scan and that scan.  I don't want to be reminded all the time that I am sick.  I want this year to be about other things.  I want this year to be about GOOD things first and foremost.

I have a few resolutions but ... some will take a minute to get going.

I want to make dinners and lunches at home every day. 
I want to save money by getting groceries and using them. 
I will stick to the non-inflammatory diet.
I will continue to drink a gallon of water a day.
I will continue to not drink soda pop/cola/whatever you want to call it.
I'll stop obsessing about my weight and focus more on my health.
I will stay on top of my laundry and chores
I will work less.
I will get outside more.
I will read more.
I will be happier. 

Of course, today is not the only day to make resolutions.  You can make them anytime.  Those are just a few of the things that I want to incorporate into my life starting this year.  I need my stove to be hooked up before I can really get on board with number 1. 

I hope this year is better than last year.  I hope to start to FEEL better this year.  Even if I never feel 100% ... I'll take 50% at this point.  It's exhausting trying to keep up appearances when I feel like this and it is exhausting to feel like this.

So, here's to 2014.  May it be better than 2013 in a lot of ways.  I mean, after all, I'm gonna be in my mid-30s in 13 days.  Something has to be better than that right?  Of course, that means I am still here, still getting older. Above ground is better than below ... I have to remember that.

OK, 34.  You can come.  I'll allow it. 

Happy 2014!!!

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