Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thanks and Hopes

This year has certainly been interesting. As with every year, I've been up and down the roller coaster of chronic pain. But this year I started sharing my journey in this blog. The process of writing and the support I've received from my wonderful followers has been therapeutic. Most people in my life just can't understand what I'm going through, which is not at all a commentary on them. The experience of living with pain is unique and complicated. There is a good amount of ugliness to it and it is so very difficult to share some of that with the healthy. Thank you for reading and sharing your experiences and thoughts with me!

I don't know what the year ahead will hold for me and my pain but I've been thinking about what kind of changes I want to make in 2011.
I want to get the hang of meditation. I think it could have a big impact on my sense of being out of control and the stress and anxiety that are a big part of my daily life.
I want to do more stuff with my husband. He works very hard and very long hours. I think having more little adventures would be a positive thing for us as humans and for us as a couple.
I want to gain weight. I don't know how much control I'll have over this but I hope my appetite remains where it is right now.
And I want to read more. I have several books that I want to read but I tend to do more watching than reading because it requires less of me during the hard days.

What are you hoping to do more of or less of in 2011?

1 comment:

  1. I, too, would like to read the stack of books I bought during the year. That is a goal of mine for 2011. Also the alone time with my hubs. It's tough to find time for just the two of us. I want to be a better blogger, on all of my blogs. I intend to exercise more, and get into yoga. I want to finally achieve a nice flow of Chi in my home.