Instead. I’m going to list my Improvement/ Goals for 2013 - Some I've already started. I’m listing them publicly to the DOC because it makes me more apt to achieve those improvements/ goals - And if I can help anyone else embrace and achieve their improvements and goals in the process, I'm all for it!
FYI: The following Improvement/ goals aren't in any particular order.
1. Get more organized: After moving and dealing with my mom’s estate last Spring - I sort of hit a wall both emotionally and organizationally speaking. My place doesn’t feel like home, it feels like a storage unit where I go to sleep after work. I need to change that.
2. Move more: By “move” I mean exercise more regularly. I was doing this on a daily basis in the the fall and riding 40 miles a week , until my trigger finger and tendinitis interrupted my nightly bike-rides. I’m still dealing with both but I’ve joined a gym and plan on swimming and doing the elliptical. And I’m getting back on the bike via spinning (with super padded bike gloves,) because I really miss what it does to my head, not to mention my ass and blood sugars.
3. Do more in the Diabetes Community - Both On-line & Off: Diabetes Advocacy is my passion and I love helping others. I want to write more, help others more, do more, and accomplish more in 2013. And I WILL.
4. Make the appointment & the time to meet with a Therapist: After my mom died I was so busy with the estate that I didn’t deal with the emotions that came from losing my mom and last surviving parent.
Within 6 months of her death I had moved, cleaned and sold her house, distributed her personal belongings and travelled a good deal for work in the Spring and Summer - All while acting as Executor of her estate.
I was incredibly overwhelmed and at the end of many a day, I’d cry in private.
My Executor duties are now completed, except for a few loose ends - And I feel better and I’m moving forward and embracing all that 2013 has to bring. But I still think I need to talk with someone.
I’m sharing this with the DOC because I think it’s really important to realize that every single one of us has moments when they need a hand - Especially when it comes to losing someone we love or losing a fully functional pancreas and all that comes with it, for that matter.
Grief comes in all forms and affects us on so many levels - Levels that we don’t even realize until later.
I’ve called a therapist and have scheduled my long overdue first appointment - Because even the most extraordinary machines need a tune- up every now and then ;)
So those are my improvement/ goals for 2013. Please feel free to share yours... or not~