So it’s Christmas eve and think a good time to reflect and post, especially since I wull be crazy busy these next few days!
A few months ago at the start of the year I posted my new years resolutions ; and I wanted to look back and see what ones I achieved and what I didn’t, an interesting chance to have a physical reminder of what I once wanted and one I can’t shy away from!
So my list (in brief) was :
-“be consistent in beating crohns, ie taking all the medicine and docs advice etc” ——CHECK. Been really on it with medication and doctors appointments, blood tests and prescriptions ; all of it. And so far it is paying off with no signs (touchwood) of it returning.
– “don’t let crohns bring me down, brush off bad days” —— CHECK. This became a moot point since the operation as I managed to pull myself together and move on, it isn’t a day to day part of my life anymore.
– ” try to keep this blog active and increase readers ” ——CHECK. Wooooooo! So proud of how this is slowly growing and expanding, and how my little watch venting has grown to more. Thanks totally to you guys!
– “try to raise money for crohns ” ——-ah. Awkward. Here is where I failed. I think it is a case of one of those selfish acts when I was better or not suffering it slipped my mind, didn’t seem as important as when I was in the throws of pain and needed help; and I feel that reflects quite badly on me. I have no reason not to, aside from the feeble excuse that since crohns was no longer apart of my everyday life and thinking, I removed it from everything I did instead of embracing it and trying to make a difference, bad me. 😦
– “pass my exams and pick a dissertation topic ” —— CHECK. Wooo all goinf well so far, and mid way through dissertation work now. Bring it on!
-” maybe most importantly of all, appreciate my friends and family “—–CHECK. This year hsd been full of roller coaster for my family, with the loss of two of my grandparents really rocking the proverbial family boat. But we are stronger than ever, and I couldn’t love or appreciate them more than I do now. I’m just slowly collecting more people, friends, a boyfriend that I an adding to this circle and it only makes me happier 🙂
So there we have it, an almost total success; although the failure makes me reflect on myself. I have had an all in all amazing year, and am excited for this festive period surrounded by loved ones
I wish you all a very merry Christmas :))