Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

I have been contemplating New Year’s Resolutions. How do you make resolutions when your life feels so out or your hands?

Well first things first, I have to stop thinking that way. It is my life and I am in control as long as I choose to be, and I do.

2009 was my first year diagnosed with Lyme. I was relieved to finally, after 10 years of suffering, know what was wrong with me. That relief quickly turned to fear as I immersed myself in researching what this diagnosis actually meant.

It was overwhelming. As you all know, Lyme disease is not an easy thing to have. It seems like there are not many set answers when it comes to this disease. It is mostly conjecture and more questions. Not only do we have to deal with having the illness, we are also stuck in the middle of a medical controversy.

For me 2009 was about learning. I want 2010 to be about curing.

My 2010 New Year’s Resolutions are:
  1. Get my health on one track. Balancing two doctors has become a major stress in my life. Starting in 2010 I am only going to see one doctor.
  2. Exercise. I am OK with starting slow, but I need to start something. I am going crazy with no activity.
  3. Move. I married my husband because I wanted to be with him, not five hours away from him.
  4. Work. Even if it is just part-time. This is as much out of desire as it is necessity.
The first step in turning my resolutions into realities will be discussing them with my doctor. He and I need to be on the same page when it comes to my health and my goals.

This is the first year I have ever made New Year’s Resolutions. I guess in the past nothing was ever as important to me as these four things are for this coming year.

I hope that 2010 brings you all progress in your Lyme journeys. I wish you all luck and thank you for your friendship and continued support.


Happy New Year
Happy New Year


Alix said...

Ashley, those are great goals. If you get just ONE of them done, it will be a big year. I hope you and I can ski a healthy run together this year, too!! Can we put that on yours and my list??

Anonymous said...

I'm going to hold you to that run!

Kim said...

Good list. Not too daunting, not too easy. I especially like #1. Managing this is very complicated and a lot of cooks in the kitchen makes it even more confusing, in my opinion.