Wow… even though it’s not unusual for me to go a long time in between blog postings, I have to say, I’m always a bit disappointed in myself for being so out of touch. The last three to four months have been challenging, tough, crazy, emotional… and so on and so on and so on! Just another day in the life, right? I know that I’m not the only one who goes through these ups and downs in life. I firmly believe that those people who are just always going through life without any struggle at all… well, for one they are the exception and for two (is that really how you say this grammatically?), for two… they aren’t human. Everyone has to have some amount of struggle in their life, some people are just wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better at handling it than I. I get it. I’m my worst enemy. Well, me and my medical crap. No excuses! (Me yelling at myself)
So we are approaching the end of 2013. My annual family project to create a scrapbook page reflecting my most memorable moments from this year plus goals for the upcoming year is just days away. My husband helped me to start thinking about my most memorable moments and I thought to myself… why not blog about it! So… here we go!
My Most Memorable Moments of 2013
- New addition to the family… baby Annabelle!
- Fabulous vacations to Santa Barbara and Tahoe
- Watching my son at my husband’s show… one of my favorite memories of the year
- Completing my first 5K with my closest friends and my god-daughter and daughter!
- Moving houses… again
- Changing jobs… new manager… new team
- Being listed on Healthline’s Best Fibromyalgia Blog for the second year in a row
- Experiencing life as a freshman in high school through my daughter’s eyes
- Watching my son mature into an incredibly amazing adult
- and…. this is a good one… being published for the first time!
I was contacted back in August to submit content for a collection of stories for a book about living with Fibromyalgia. I didn’t think that my submission would actually get published, I figured with everyone out there that had something to share… pick me? No. I was completely surprised when I was told that my story was going to go in the book and even more surprised to see that we all received author credits on the front of the book! How cool and exciting is this?? I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write something about this in my blog. I’m excited to share with all of you my first entry into being published!
Big props to Shelly Bolton!
Well folks… I’m exhausted and ready to go get in my bed and attempt to get this essential tremor under control and my body into somewhat of a relaxed state.. I do appreciate all of you out there more than words can express. Your support over the years has allowed me to share my life experiences in an honest and open way, without judgement.
I wish you all the very best for 2014… and hopefully we’ll see some wins in the medical field that will help all of us lead less painful lives.
Stay cool! Gentle hugz.