Tuesday, December 28, 2010
We're now mid-Holidays and I've been thinking about the changes 2011 will bring. I will soon be undergoing lower back surgery and I am hoping to be able to rehabilitate and be active again. I am obviously worried, but also very hopeful... After years of living with pain and being the shadow of myself, I feel like I have a chance to claim back my life. So I'm about to enter a new year full of hope!
I am also starting 2011 in a new relationship where I have a great partner. He is not perfect and needs to work on communicating better, but he is always supportive and shows that he loves me with many small tokens. After dating for over a year, I still feel butterflies for him and, for the first time, I can imagine a future that includes a family with a man I love.
One little man that has been in my life for 4 years and has supported me throughout the hardest times is my little dog, and I'm glad to still have him close to me. I think that these little four-legged creatures sometimes understand things even better than we do and don't hide their feelings behind false pretenses or ignorance. My pup had been a blessing and I he will be my fitness buddy going through rehabilitation post-surgery. He's there every step of the way!!
And, finally, I do have my family close to me and feel blessed to still have all of them here. I do plan to spend more time with them in the new year. I also plan to visit my boyfriend's family and to be there for him when he feels uprooted and far from them (such as now). I am hoping we will be able to take a few weeks in the summer to visit his family and that his mother will be willing and able to come and visit us next winter when we have settled in our condo... I know my boyfriend misses her a lot and that he always worries for her.
Well 2011 seems promising. I can only hope that the surgery will go well and that I will be blessed with a quick remission. The rest of it will depend on my strength and willpower. But I do plan on giving it all I have and recovering. I can't wait to go back to work and start being active again!!!
I will be focusing on all of this for the coming week and on preparing myself for the changes the new year brings!!