Like I said before I’ve never been someone to keep my resolutions – so I’m really hoping this blog can keep me a bit more accountable in the coming months. I’ve tried to pick some lofty resolutions as well as some that are a tad more manageable in order to keep things interesting. In no particular oder, here we go:
- Celebrate my last trip to Maine: I have nothing against the state.. actually, I really like it. Maybe I should amend this to “Celebrate my last trip to Maine for the purpose of seeing my Lyme doctor.” I’ll keep going every three months until I tell him I’m done with treatment (presuming nothing goes wrong in the interim) and I can not wait until this day. I can picture one last Olive Garden Meal with my father (our appointment day tradition) and all the Sour Apple Martinis I can drink. No more remembering to take pills and no more side effects (I’m looking at you hair loss.) Bring. This. On. But in order to get there in 2018 I have to stay super diligent which brings me to resolution #2.
- Go back to eating Lyme friendly 80% of the time: My doctor recommends the book Recipes for Repair *(affiliate link) and I totally agree with him on this. I stuck to this diet for the better part of four months and felt great. I’ve slipped big time over Christmas though and need to get back on track. Essentially, the recipes eliminate any foods that are common allergens, which means your body doesn’t have to fight off anything but the Lyme while you eat “Lyme friendly.” It works, I just have to do it.
- Blog everyday: This should be pretty self explanatory but I’d really like to put up one post every day in 2018. Even if no one else reads here I think it would be interesting to look back on myself. The ultimate goal though is to spread awareness about Lyme. If even one undiagnosed chronically ill person learns about Lyme via my little corner of the internet I will be a very happy camper.
- Date more: This should really read “actually leave my house from time to time.” With the fatigue, pain and weight gain (thank you unnecessary prednisone) I really haven’t been feeling my best, and because of that I’ve hit a bit of a dry spell when it comes to guys. This was all fine by me (hello, I’ve been busy) until my mother expressed concern that I’m slowly becoming an old lady that only talks to cats and I couldn’t even really argue her point. (She reads here so I should clarify that I’m paraphrasing.) Also we’re getting a Montana’s near by and I love me some free food (I kid.)
- Wear lipstick every day: I told you I needed at least one frivolous resolution to balance everything out and this is what I’ve come up with. Every single work day I do my entire face of makeup and then say “I’ll put lipstick on in the car.” But then “in the car” turns into “when I’m at the office” which turns into “after my fourth coffee” which quickly turns into never. Let’s see if I can break this habit.
So there you have it, my New Years Resolutions for 2018. Let’s hope at lease one of them can stick! What are your resolutions this year?