Sailing into Day 1 of 2017

Sounds so dramatic I suppose. It’s not. Happy New Year!

The exciting thing about the beginning of a new year, is that most of us feel like it’s a new beginning. I hate to break it to you, but it isn’t. EVERY day is a new beginning. I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s ultimately true. I still do look forward to the upcoming new year. I always do. I’m nothing if not naive.

Every year, I spend New Year’s day trying to relax and do what I enjoy, with the hope that my grandma’s superstition is actually truth. She always said, “Whatever you do on New Year’s day, will be what you spend the entire year doing.” SO, I try to only do things I enjoy. I read, I write, I do a little painting, I play with my furry babies, and I eat whatever I want… even if it makes me sick.

Sadly most food these days makes me sick. SO this year my resolutions will include a strict food regime. I hate it, but I received a diagnosis of Lupus just a little over a month ago, and though I’ve had good intentions, I’ve not changed a thing about my diet. When you have an autoimmune disease, what you eat greatly determines how you feel. I suppose it does regardless, but in different ways. Anyway… I need to focus on not eating a lot of grains, or sugar. SUGAR people… do you know how much I love my sugar?!? Hell, it’s my only vice! I can’t drink, though I want to. I can’t smoke, which is fine. I could do drugs, but I prefer to be in my right mind, even if it’s a little crazy. Ha! I do love my Xanax, but I hoard it, because it comes in handy during a panic attack, which I thankfully am not having a lot of lately. I’m medicated now… the anxiety just got to be too much. Another part of autoimmune, by the way.

SO, my resolutions this year are fairly simple, minus the food issue. More down time (time spent NOT worrying about the business) doing what makes me feel good… reading, writing, painting, exercising, being a good samaritan. Trying things I’ve wanted to try for awhile, but haven’t because I’m very good at making excuses.Volunteering my time more, because I miss that. Getting out of the house a bit more, but honestly I love being home. Just living more, and making my idle time count. That’s it.

If you’re into resolutions, I hope you have great success implementing them, and a happy New Year! If not then have a Happy New Year, and make your life count!



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40 something woman in the midst of a midlife crisis, living daily life with a smile on my face, love in my heart, and completely dripping sarcasm like melting cheese from a cheese-burger.

2 thoughts on “Sailing into Day 1 of 2017”

  1. Wow! I didn’t know about the Lupus. That is a real setback; it’s definitely something you do not need. (It’s been so long since we’ve chatted that I’m way out of the loop.)

    If what we do on January first sets the plan for the coming year, 2017 is going to be a mess for me! Didn’t get to do any of the things I really like; did lots of things I don’t. I’m going to have to kick things up several notches for this year to turn out well.

    Hope you stay well enough through 2017 to have a good year, get some work done, and enjoy your family.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. It does seem to be a bit of a setback, but I’m still counting on my resilience as only someone who is insanely naive will do. 😉
      I’m sorry you didn’t get to do anything you liked. I figure doing something we enjoy at least once a day is a win! Back to work tomorrow!


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