Welcome back after the brief holiday break. I hope the season found all of you in good favor. While this Christmas didn’t exactly go as planned, it still turned out nice.
Most of my family has come down with a sinus cold that left us all drained and a little less in the holiday spirit. Still, overall it was a great Christmas time as we got to spend it all together. I’ve lost both of my parents at fairly young ages, so I know how much it means to be together for such things, and my sympathy truly goes out to those that do not have the same.
As this month and year ends and I look toward next year, I am filled with hope, excitement, and plans for a busy new year. It also has given me plenty of time to reflect on what this year meant for myself. While I’ll admit this year was a rough year for myself, filled with the losses of loved ones. Not to mention, I truly struggled mentally throughout this year.
I finally hit a point where I could no longer handle it all on my own, so, I sought the help of a doctor. Which for me, truly was one of the scariest things for me. I had to admit that I needed help and I couldn’t do it on my own any longer. That took me summoning up all of my courage and facing fears to go through that. Still, I’m extremely grateful that I did it. While there are still a few kinks to work out, I’m sure seeing my new therapist in the new year will help with that as well.
So, my goals for next year, not only will I be continuing to write but this year I have the goal to get control over my physical health now things are in place for my mental. I’m very excited to be working with my doctor to get on a better track to a healthier me. I do know, since we got my ESA the ferocious doby named Moose, it has been far easier to stay up and moving.
He’s a soon to be five month old puppy. Anyone that has ever raised a dog from such a young stage knows how rambunctious and full of energy they are. Not only do we spend a lot of time working on his obedience, tricks, and training, but we spend equally as much running around and playing ourselves. He most definitely keeps me far more active and he is goofy enough to remind me to have some fun in life too.
Do you have goals you have set to accomplish in the new year? They don’t have to be resolutions. I simply don’t believe in new year’s resolutions. When I do make them, they only last such a short time. So, instead I figure out the steps I want to take toward a happier and healthier me.
The only reason that mental health was this year and physical is next year is due to the timing of when I really lost control of my mental health and then got help during the year. The physical health…that was the next time the doctor had appointments available for that as well. So, I’ve adopted it as my yearly step to a happier and healthier me.
Until next time, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.