I’ve been wracking my brain as to what to write for my 100th post for about two weeks now. I know I’m making a bigger deal about it than it really is. I figured it out while shoveling snow. Recap & reflection of 2012 and goals of 2013.
What happened this past year? In January I got my dog back which was very helpful to me, however in April I had to put her down due to cancer. In May I was offered another apartment with more space and in June I moved. July I got accepted in to the ME FIRST program at work. In August I turned another year closer to 40 and went camping in the rain for a week. (that was fun – NOT) I figured out in September that I didn’t really care about what other people thought before, so why should I start now, even though I felt slighted. In October we had an earthquake that was quite strong, but that’s not about me. However I did start feeling the “empty nest” feeling, now that both kids drive & can come & go as they choose. NaNoWriMo came around in November and I made an attempt at it, but yet again failed. I even had a decent story line for it. Realizing how hard it is to transition between my creative & analytical sides now, is kind of depressing. In December I wanted to do a project called “reverb12” which is basically a journaling project, but that didn’t go very well. Along with the art journal project from Lil Blue Boo, I failed on both of those. I also had minor surgery in December called endometrial ablasion, where they burn of a layer off the inside of my uterus. It went very well and should help. However I’ve been slacking off with my nutrition and getting my ass moving and I have been feeling it, for about three weeks. I need to get back to it. So that’s the short of it. Looking back on this year there have been a lot of things going on for me. To sum it up in one word would be hard.
Looking forward to next year I’m reminded of a post I recently read that the very last paragraph said: “As I said, you can blame the whole world for your problems and setbacks, but there comes a point where the only one holding you back is yourself.” from So, what do I think? by Alyx. It really made me think. I am the only one holding my self back, now. In the past I have always been waiting, waiting for the kids, or a partner, or friends, or family, but that’s not really what I was waiting on, it was me. No more waiting.
Goals for 2013: (I may add to this over the next week)
- Read 1 book a month (at least 1 non-fiction this year)
- Walk at least a mile a day no matter what
- Drink more water
- Continue to be aware (mindful) of my consumption of food (eating less processed foods & more natural whole foods)
- Find a new bank friendly to rebuilding my credit
- Keep my bills current (not hard I have only 5)
- Organize & unload my STUFF (to make moving in 2014/15 easier)
- Draw daily
- Journal daily
- Blog weekly
- Send cards/letters more often
- Possibly get part time job (to make up for the federal tax) to help build savings.
- Get my passport, just in case
- Shoot a gun
- make a quilt
- learn to knit / crochet better
(re-posted on my fitness blog also)