Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year, New Outlook?

Trying to keep things in perspective. No baby this year, which really depressed both Hubby and I. But when I think about where I was at the start of last year, I was in a very different place. At this time last year, all I could think about was escape from my unhappiness. I was unhappy where I was, and unhappy with what I was doing. This year things are a lot different. I love what I do, and I love where I live. I have a great life, and I am happy. That counts for a lot, I think. I think Hubby is also happier after all the changes. Hubby is in a place where he can think about different possibilities. I think that makes a difference.

I hope that this year is the year of the baby for us. I think we have decided that we are going to do IVF with ICSI this year. I have high hopes that IVF will work. Hubby has to talk to his dad first, though. Until then, we have one more cycle of IUI with injectable meds. Anything can happen, I guess.

Because it is the start of a new year, I have thought about resolutions. And I do have a few.

1. I need to meditate more. I think I am going to try to meditate in the morning when I wake up. As part of this resolution, I may try to work my way through the Tao Te Ching. I have been attracted to Taoism, and this may be one way to explore it. (By the way, my blog title comes from a Taoist concept, just in case you are curious.)

2. I also need to work out more often. I started running over the past year or two. I found ChiRunning, which is based, in part, on Taoist principles of body mechanics from t'ai chi. One thing I need to work on is working out any time I can. I work long hours some days, and I do not have the time to work out every day. I need to quit with the excuses and just do it whenever I have the time. I just makes me feel better. (Even when I am exhausted!) Hubby will encourage me to work out. He never seems to mind.

3. And last, but not least... I need to eat better. I have not been paying attention to what I eat, and that causes me to gain weight. I know how to do it, and I have the resources. I just need to do it.

I think three resolutions is a nice number, and that is enough. I am not including IF stuff in there, though taking care of myself will likely help with the IF stuff. At least I hope so.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy new year!


Pepper said...

Those sound like great resolutions to me! I like them because they are positive, you have complete control over them, and you'll definitely benefit from all of them.

Happy New Year!

andrea said...

i think those are perfect resolutions! you are so positive, that is awesome :)

annacyclopedia said...

Your resolutions sound a lot like mine, although I never officially resolve anything, but more meditation, more running/dedicated exercise, and better eating are all high up there on the mental list I'm currently using to torture myself.

And Happy 2009 - I hope this is the baby year for both of us!

Queenie. . . said...

I need to eat better and work out more (actually, START working out, since I haven't been anywhere near exercise in months and months and months!). Maybe we can motivate each other.