New Years Resolutions and Saying Goodbye to Awful 2016

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To be honest 2016 has been one of the worst years of my life. I try not to complain and to be thankful because while it has been bad I’ve also had many blessings this year. Nobody I love has died, we’ve not had any life threatening illnesses, I have a home and I have people that love me. So I would say I’m very fortunate. However, since October 2015 my husband and I have been dealing with infertility. I eventually want to dedicate an entire post to that but pretty much 2016 has been all about trying to have a baby. We’ve had a ridiculous amount of doctor visits and I do feel we’re on the right track. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and low vitamin D. My husband was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and he also has low vitamin D. All of these problems has greatly affected our fertility. Thankfully, none of these things mean we won’t have a baby. It just means we’re going to have to work a little harder for it. If we don’t have a biological child we have also looked into adoption, which I would like to do regardless. Anyways though, I want, no need, 2017 to be better. I need it to be a happier, healthier and more productive year. I never stick to my resolutions so I’m hoping by posting them in a public blog that that will give me the incentive to actually accomplish them.

First, I want to be healthier. I want to eat more organic and cleaner foods. I started this in 2016 but I want to do even better this coming year. I want to incorporate more vegetarian meals into my life. I feel it’s too overwhelming to say I want to be totally vegetarian all at once, but I want to make strides in that direction. I want to exercise more. I am over weight and PCOs makes it even harder to lose weight, thank you weird hormones, but I have to try. When I work out not only does my body feel better, my mind is better. I need to be healthier for me and hopefully for the child I will have this year.

Second, I want to read more. I love books but I didn’t read as much as I would’ve liked this past year. I don’t want to set a total amount I would like to read in 2017 but my goal is to review everything I read. This will allow me to know how much I read at the end of the year. I want to read more of the classics and just learn more in general. I’m also toying around with the idea of trying to learn French. We’ll see how that goes, though.

Third, I want to accomplish some home renovations I’ve been putting off. I hate to paint but a few things around here desperately need it. There’s also numerous little things that need done that should have been finished the first year we moved in, which was the summer of 2015.

Fourth, I just want to be a better, happier person in general. I’ve never did any kind of charity work and I would like to start that this year. I want to pray more and worry less. I want to learn to deal with my anxiety and depression over not getting pregnant and to not be so jealous of the people around me that do get pregnant.

That’s my main goals for this upcoming year. I wanted this post, and my whole blog really, to be honest and raw. I hope that you enjoyed this and maybe it can help you think of some resolutions for your life. I pray if you’re reading this that 2017 is your best year yet. Have a great day and let me know in the comments what your hopes for 2017 are!

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