Daily Archives: January 1, 2018

My Word for 2018: Accountability!

Happy New Year, everyone! If you have been following me for some time, you may remember that my Life Coach encouraged me to come up with a word to take into the new year. In 2016 it was “Vibrant” and in 2017 “Limitless”. So, how does a word like “Accountability” fit in with the positivity of …

Top Reads of 2017

2017 was a light year for reading.  I had to make my way through several lengthy textbooks and that plus the struggles I had with my mental health led to not reading nearly as many books as in recent years.  Thus, I only found three to be highly recommended. The Buddha and the Borderline by […]

Happy New Year!!!

It’s tempting to write about the new person I’m going to be in the new year.  All new characteristics, drop all the negativity, drop the weight, drop the bad habits, *poof* I’m new!  And improved!!  It’s very seductive and I’d like to say I’m doing that.  Somehow for me though the strike of midnight on a clock is not enough of a motivator for change.

They say that what you spend your first day of the year doing, is what you will do for the new year.  In that case, in the new year I will be eating iced Christmas cookies for breakfast, and watching The Crown whilst drinking strong coffee.  This sounds GREAT!  I think I may need to figure out a way to hop a plane to the beach, if I want today’s predictors to be any good.

I hesitate to look for a job, because I don’t want to spend my year looking for a job.  Maybe I’m taking this shit a bit too seriously.  I’ve always had a flair for the magical in life.

Here are my hopes for 2018.  I want to:

  • Love more
  • Worry less
  • Exercise more
  • Eat better
  • Laugh more
  • Find a job I can enjoy
  • Find a place I can call home that is peaceful and safe and affordable.

I hope by the end of 2018 I will be able to say I have accomplished these things.  I am happy with what I accomplished in 2017.  There are not many years for which I can not say that, but 2017 was a very good year for me, and I am grateful for that.  Bipolar Disorder plays a significant role in my life, but it doesn’t have to rule my life.  I can improve myself and my life’s conditions with a lot of commitment and effort.  I hope to continue on a positive path in 2018.

What are your thoughts on the new year?

I wish you all much peace and happiness in this new year.  Oh.  And peaches.  Many peaches.

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Penny Positive #42

From An Optimist’s Calendar



Happy New Year

Finally Feeling Better

Finally I seem to be getting over this crud.  I’ve done a lot of sleeping and resting over the weekend and feel refreshed for the first time in several days.  So that is good.

My oldest regifted me a present she got last year–a coloring journal.  She was going through her room and was going to give it to her little sister, who already had one.  I said I would take it so I spent yesterday coloring in it because there wasn’t anything else I felt like doing.   I think I am going to enjoy it.

The house is still a wreck because I haven’t felt up to doing anything but maybe that can change tomorrow.  I’m still going to take it easy today to make sure I recover completely before I start pushing myself.

The middle one leaves Wednesday for her co-op job and I am just praying that her situation is as good as it seems to be and that she has a good experience. WE won’t see her for a long time, but that will be all right. Practice for when she is really gone.

Hope everyone has a great New Year’s Day and keeps the spirit of the holidays throughout the year.  Merry 2018!


Happy New Year

Well I know what my resolutions are. 1) to work harder at losing weight and 2) to write my blog every single day like i have in the past. 3) To work harder at leaving the house.

I work at losing weight but it is hard and I always did well when I ate low carb so that is my plan.

My Old best friend Dani always challenged me so in honor of her I will be working on my blog again. It’s a good challenge.

I want to be able to go out on dates with my husband so that makes me want to try harder to go out.

What are your plans for the New Year?