Happy New Year!

New Years Eve is has been strange for me a few years now. It’s always been one of my favorite holidays, as I love making resolutions and having a fresh start.

Many of you know that I was diagnosed with a chronic illness about 3 years ago now, but I’ll write a little bit more about that another day for those of you who don’t know my story.

I’ve learned that NYE is actually a really hard time for young twentysomethings with chronic illnesses. Most of our friends are out drinking and celebrating, while it’s not always quite so simple for us spoonies. There is a lot of planning ahead for a night out in the town, and even if we get out there can be other complications.

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It’s really difficult sometimes feeling like my life is so vastly different from my friends, and although it’s a lot less frequent, I still get frustrated that I can’t have a “normal” life.

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to focus more on what I can do.

It’s hard each year seeing health resolutions that are not met, but this year I am going to make resolutions I can actually control. Instead of saying that by next year I am going to be without chronic pain, I am resolving to be more diligent about my exercises and going to the gym. Instead of saying that I want to be able to move to a crazy city by myself next year, I am going to make the resolution to write more and be creative about making adventures for myself around here until I can venture off on my own.

Making more realistic resolutions is going to be rewarding and I am excited that they require daily work that I will do every week to get closer to my ultimate goal of getting better.

4 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. I really like your view on resolutions. It’s a great idea to focus on things you can change. Too many people make these elaborate resolutions and that’s usually why they fail. I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s. Honestly, going out on New Year’s is soo overrated.

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    1. Yeah, I agree completely! I’ve definitely been someone who has made unrealistic resolutions before, so I figured this year I needed to do a better job this year. I hope you had a great NYE too! It’s been fun getting to know you through your blog, and I’m looking forward to reading your posts in 2016. 🙂

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  2. Always good to focus on what you can do versus what you can’t control. Your particular illness is a difficult one to live with and requires a lot of care, as you say, but making small goals towards a bigger one is such a great strategy for moving forward. You’re a strong person, and you’ve got this!


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