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PhaerieChild
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0 posted 12-26-2006 03:53 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

It will be a New Year soon and a lot of people make resolutions. What (if any) will your resolutions be for 2007?

Mine will be (aside from the typical weight loss) for me to make a concerted effort to really spend some QUALITY with my grandchildren, instead of the usual "hi how are you and what did you do in school, get for your birthday" kind of stuff. I want to really open up the world to them through music and reading and of course POETRY.

Another resolution will be is to stop putting off  the really important things thinking that being diabetic equals being dead. I really have to work on the diabetic depression thing because I really do not like myself and I was once very happy with who I was.

Next would be to find a job that 1) I can really do and 2) that I sincerely like. Life is entirely too short to spend most of it doing something that you hate. My daughter is baker in Charlotte NC and she absolutely loves her job. I like to bake the occasional cake or cookies, but I would hate to make it a daily vocation.

Next, I resolve to spend more time with my friends and hubby going to coffee, talking on the phone, playing games, etc. and less time picking up the house and vacuuming every hour or doing ALL the laundry every day. Let it go a day....I swear I won't run out of clothes.

And last but not least, learn something new EVERY single day. I do not want my mind to turn to mush and I am not ready to vegetate yet.

So what are your resolutions, if you have any, and would you care to share?

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL!!
Edward Grim
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1 posted 12-27-2006 01:24 AM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

"What (if any) will your resolutions be for 2007?"


Hmm...

I suppose grow a Spanish conquistador beard and mustache. That and something about a duck that I can't remember right now.

I'd also like to finish my play and film.

Cheers on the thread

And I said to the devil, "You better leave my spleen alone."

kaila
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2 posted 12-27-2006 10:56 PM       View Profile for kaila   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for kaila


PhaerieChild,

I am not a big maker of New Year's resolutions. Years of breaking them, followed by years of avoiding them, followed by...Bet you get the picture.

However, when I was diagnosed with diabetes (yep, we share that) and began handling all of the complications, I went into a funk. Then, one day, as I went through my journal, I realized how much time I was spending wishing that I were not sick, wishing that life were better, wishing that I could retire, yada, yada, yada.... That day was a turning point.

Bet you thought I forgot about the question, but I didn't.  

Okay--so I gave up the New Year's resolutions. Instead, I vowed daily to appreciate my family, to keep focused on what I like about my life, to engage weekly in something I enjoy doing, and to whine and complain as much as I want for only TWO days before letting go of whatever causes each "grief event." I also resolved to take good care of myself.  That last promise has been the hardest, but after nine years I realize that I am doing better at the taking care part and at the being thankful level too. I have stayed fairly faithful to renewing the daily promises. That beginning of the year list is too much pressure for me.

So, (finally, I am getting to the answer--lol) my resolution is to keep on with keeping on. I have discovered in this journey that my life has not changed--it is harder--but that I am happier, more engaged with everything, and more at peace with what I am doing. I fail sometimes in keeping my promises to myself, but I know that each day I can start over again.  And this year has been the absolute best.

I wish you well with the diabetes. I also wish you well with the resolutions. Have a happy, healthy, and peaceful 2007.

kaila
PhaerieChild
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3 posted 12-28-2006 04:29 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Edward, the duck thing sounds a little.... strange scary maybe LOL but definitely good luck with your play and film.

kaila... I tried the journal thing. That just depressed me more but...the disease can be managed and I do pretty well most of the time. It's that "other not so well time" that just seems to knock me down. I like your 2 day rule for whining and complaining for the "grief events". I could go for weeks if someone gets me started LOL.
I am trying to get engaged with life in general as the last 8 years or so has really been awful. It seems to be getting better now that I have decided not to let it "rule" my entire life (just a small portion of it). Thanks so much for the pick-me-up. It was a great to hear from someone who can relate Here's hoping ya'll have a fantastic New Year.

I think I'll go down to the ocean...
I think I'll go down and lie by the sea.
by Hanna McEuen

 
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