There is nothing like New Year's to get everyone thinking about one word... resolution! I don't really know if my "plans" for the next year are resolutions or not, but here they are:
1.) Finish getting my house ready to sell, sell it, and buy a new one. Of course this is going to depend on the housing market. Selling my house may be more of a problem than I think.
2.) Get 2 much needed surgeries that were put off because of my transplant this year. Ok, this one isn't any fun, but I know that I will feel better and be in much better health if I get my hysterectomy and another sinus surgery this year. The sinus surgery that I am needing is where they cut up under your upper lip, and clean out and "strip" your lower sinuses. I've never had this type done (but have had 3 of the other ones done), and am not looking forward to the recovery, but more and more each day, I know that I need it done and will feel so much better afterward.
3.) Get some kind of job. My darlin' sis Renee got me a book about starting a business at home. Ya think she's giving me a hint? haha... I KNOW that I need to find some kind of job to occupy my time, but because of my disabilities (my hearing loss being the one big obstacle), it's hard to find something that I can actually do. I really, really miss nursing, but know that it's not even a possibility with my health.
4.) Start my autobiography. Why do I keep putting this off? I love to write, but hate to be under pressure to write. I write when I feel like it, and write what I feel like. I think I am scared if I start a book about my life, that it will turn into something I don't enjoy doing. I have never finished a book I have started. I always get writer's block.
5.) Continue getting in shape. This is a biggie. Now that my protein level is coming up, I have some energy, and am healthier overall, it's SO important to continue to work on building muscle and getting in much needed shape.
6.) Be a better wife and mom. How do I do this? Work on my patience, my peacefulness, my compassion, and the list goes on. I feel like prednisone has made me into a person not so fun to be around, and I really want to work on being the best wife and mom I can be. I think truthfully I work on this everyday, but I always feel like a failure in this department. My daughter and hubby love me though, so I must be doing at least a little something right. :)
7.) Get my social life back! Now this is something that's really been SHOVED by the wayside since I started getting sick with kidney disease. I really need to work on making new friends, socializing with the ones I have, and getting back involved in church activities. Now that I am feeling better, I realize just how much I've missed all of this.