Friday, December 31, 2010
Today I say good-bye to 2010. I am planning a quiet day of reflection. This has not been the best year for me. For starters I had a stroke on August 26. That's a pretty low blow for a year to pull on a person. Seriously 2010 what the heck were you thinking when you did that to me?
I also developed a Morton's Neuroma on my left foot which really affected my exercise momentum. Putting no pressure on the foot seriously limits aerobic options. My favorite exercise of walking is currently sitting on a back burner.
And of course there is paying off those medical bills. My insurance is good, but the deductible is still way too high. And them my washing machine and oven both decided to break down! The stove is too old to fix, but I will wait until the medical bills are paid off before I look for a new one. At least the burners still work. You can do a lot of fine cooking on a burner.
2011 - I welcome you with open arms, and as always I have some resolutions to work on. This year I have whittled my resolutions down into one simple goal. It pretty much covers every area of my life.
2011 is the year that I de-clutter my life.
I am already working on this resolutions starting with my house. Owning a home invites clutter. It is easy to store things when you have a house. And before you know it - clutter happens. This clutter is symbolic for other area's in my life as well. Personal finance, friends and family that don't serve, and of course extra body weight. As I de-clutter my house, I run into things that I have emotional attachments to. I struggle with letting these things go. Why? It could be that I have not used this item for a very long time - but the attachment is still there. What I am discovering about myself is that I also have a similar attachment to letting go of the weight on my body. To a degree I have become attached to my current body image and self. It is time to let that go as well. As I am going through my house and let go of these attachments I remind myself that I am also letting go of the old me that no longer serves. This is becoming a very healing process.
My wish for myself in 2011 is that as I de-clutter my life, and let go of the old, that any emotional attachments I have to my physical body will also be let go. In the process, a new healthier me will be revealed.
It is a simple resolution, to de-clutter one's life. But I think it will bring grand results.
I am looking forward to 2011. It will be a very good year!