Seriously. Diabetes struggles, insulin, the big bad Depression Monster, my father passing away... there really aren't any wonderful, fuzzy memories I can recall about the year at all. Maybe if I gave it a lot of thought. But I'm not gonna.
We are just going to shake that off and start anew. How about it?
Here we are. What do I want from 2016?
I want a calm year. And if it can't be calm, I want it to be the fun kind of chaos.
There have been a few changes going on. Miss Iz is homeschooling now. Or rather, online schooling. We're going to try this out until the end of the school year and see what we're going to do for next year at that point.
I very reluctantly, but desperately began antidepressants. I was afraid to, because Zoloft had such a negative effect on me, but the doctor tried a different class of drug and OMG. I literally had NO IDEA how bad I had gotten, depression-wise. I knew it was bad, or I wouldn't have sought help, but it's like someone flipped a switch and I'm alive again.
So I'm literally starting this year off with a completely different mindset. And I have goals! Scoff at resolutions all you want. I've never really been the cool kid and I'm not planning on starting now. =)
- Walk a combined total of 2016 miles with Isabelle and Zoe. (Olivia refuses to participate in physical activity, no surprise there)
- Reading Challenge (more on that later)
- 365 Declutter challenge
- Do several 30 day self-improvement challenges this year