Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Year in Review


As I look back over the past year there were many changes. There was some personal growth and some hard times. Being on disability has been a real adjustment for me. As a former workaholic, the adjustment has been very difficult. My job had always defined me. It was who I was. Learning this year that there was more to me than just a job has been difficult. My bi-polar disorder has been so uncontrolled this year and the lupus like symptoms have caused me a lot of problems also.
One good physical thing was I lost 50lbs. (Christmas may have put a couple back on). My faith has grown stronger this year and I am trusting a few people which is new for me. I am seeing a new therapist and have high hope this will teach me more new coping skills. I have enjoyed following so many of my blogging friends this year. My year is ending on a note of hope and feeling that more growth will follow next year.

9 comments:

Linda said...

Hi!! First of all thanks for your encouragement! What a way to look at your year..I too have had many ups & downs and have had some personal growths as well...not saying getting there was not hard....but in the end worth it I guess......anyways.....Happy New Year I wish you well...and hope your health gets better and more manageable this year.I to have enjoyed following everyones stories this year. I have learned much through others! :)

Mike Golch said...

Wanda,


i'm glad to hear that things are imporving,here is my wish for a better year in 2009.HUGS and Blessings.

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'Tart said...

Dear Wanda,
Thank you for stopping by my blog.:) Wishing you a wonderful New Year!
Sincerely,
Tart

Tracy said...

Happy New Years Wanda. You deserve hope, and a lot more! May this coming year be one of not only blessings, but peace, love, and happiness.

Jade said...

Wanda you have had one hell of a year lady! You are one amazingly strong woman and have come to the end of 08 with grace and love still in your heart. Its a great thing to see.

For you I hope that 2009 is a year of change, growth, and rebirth for you!

Happy New Years!

jumpinginpuddles said...

we are so pleased to see such a positive post and we also have seen your growth thanks for sharing your life with us

Lily Strange said...

Best wishes for 2009 to be better.

wolfbaby said...

hope is a good thing to have sometimes it is all that keeps us going take care