Sunday, January 9, 2011

Resolved in the New Year

I wish I could take all my zen-like feelings from our beach vacation into the new year. That's what I will strive to do.

I had some long and hard moments with myself and with B discussing how easy it can be once we're away from our daily lives to feel fine about our situation and to enjoy life for what it is, and not for what we don't have. It's a harder thing when we're around friends with children and back to our daily grind.

But...I am resolved. To trying. Trying to see the good in life. Trying to make the most of our situation. Trying really hard to enjoy being childless right now. Trying to take advantage of the things we wouldn't be able to do otherwise.

Yes, easier said than done. Especially since we've had another consult with our doc and talked about IVF and how I need to do more tests and bloodwork. Oh, how I don't want to go through all of these steps. We'll take it easy for now. Take small steps in some direction. But I refuse to stress over it all. We'll do what we can when we can.

And in the meantime, I need to fit travel back into my life. It revives me and it's something I haven't really done much of in the last couple of years. So, here's to fun planning ahead!


  1. Welcome home! I am glad to hear you are trying to stay positive! What tests, etc are left to do for IVF? Always a good time. Happy New Year!

  2. Glad to hear you have a renewed sense of positivity! Yes, try to fit time in your life for's fun to go on adventures! :)

  3. I agree it is so much easier to be zen when away from our usual stressors. Hoping you're able to maintain some zen and continue moving forward at whatever pace is best for you. Sending so many positive vibes you way ((hugs))

  4. I so admire your positive attitude, as you begin this New Year! Focusing on the positive aspects of our lives help us to cope better with the more challenging aspects. Here's to a wonderful 2011 for us all!

  5. Glad to see you back and I agree - travel is so necessary for positive mental health! I find getting away from it for a while really helps put me in a much better place. Excited to hear where you might go next!

  6. Staying positive is a constant battle. And, it is *so* important to keep the things in your life that make you feel vital and alive. Here's to a better 2011.