Happy New Year! Now what?

I hope you had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!  Happy New Year!  Now what?  It’s 01 January 2019.  That’s kind of scary to think about, isn’t it?  Or maybe you’re excited?  Entering a new year is filled with fear and trepidation for some, and with glee and ecstasy for others.  For me, it’s just another day.  One day closer to getting back to the usual routine and not worrying about all the consumerism for another, what is it now, six months or so?  I know that the Christmas season started in my neck of the woods on 01 October last year, so I’m way over Christmas.  REALLY.  I’m ready to get back to some semblance of the average day and, although I want to make some changes, they’re going to be lifestyle changes, so they won’t seem like such a temporary jolt because I already began  preparing myself back in November and December for some of them.  I’m going to continue to work really hard with my doctor on managing my PTSD and at rehabilitating my arm, wrist, and thumb that got injured so that I can climb again!  To go hand-in-hand with that, I’m going to continue exercising, losing weight, and eating healthier so that I can get into the best shape of my life.  I realize that I’m not 18 anymore, but I’m not 90, either!  For my overall health, I need to get into the best shape of my life.  That’s one day at a time.  Some days will be better than others, but I’ll get there.  Slow, but sure.  This rehabilitation deal takes a lot of patience, so that’s something I’m going to be developing more of, I guess.  It’ll all work out, though.  I just messaged back and forth with one of my buddies from the Service for about an hour and it was great to catch up with her!  She wants to take a road trip and see me this summer and I’d love to see her!  She just lost a bunch of weight and she looks really gorgeous.  I’m really proud of her!  Weight loss  is not easy.  So, whatever you’re doing with your new year, make it count!  Focus on your health first, and then on others.  You can’t help anyone else if you’re sinking in quicksand yourself!  May 2019 be kind to you, and when it’s not, then remember that you’re doing your best and that’s good enough.  It has to be.  Happy 2019!

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