Friday, December 27, 2013

Looking back on 2013….

Can you believe we at the end of holiday season?  Where did it go?
This was such a different year for us as a family, and me in particular for the holidays.  I was very low key, almost apathetic…better than the manic, out of control Sandy of old….I am confident I will find the middle ground next year.
I don’t think there are many of you who follow my blog that don’t know what a rough year 2013 was for me personally.  I am seeing a wonderful psychologist every week, and it is amazing the breakthroughs that I am making in understanding who I am.  These two thoughts represent my change of thinking, of being…. s-l-o-w-l-y but surely the realization that I can be OK and have a good life is becoming a reality.

How I felt before….injured, scarred and bleeding most times….

And how I am looking at life now…..


I am strong!  I am still breathing!  I told my doctor that it just isn’t enough to “survive” life anymore, I want to live it and be OK! 
And so….I leave this year with a lot of thoughts and feelings not necessary to bring with me into 2014…..I like these thoughts below better!



And one last thought…..perhaps the best…..


Happy New Year my friends!!!!  I am so looking forward to what 2014 brings our blogging community. :):)


Patti said...

Hello Dear Sandy! Thank you so much for sharing with us. It means a lot to me. My dear husband has had several manic episodes this year, and it so hard. We are thankful he bounces back. He has good meds that work pretty well to keep the blues down. I think it is harder on me. When you share, I don't feel so alone. Happy New Year! Love, Patti

Perfectly Printed said...

Happy New Year to dear Sandy! I'm so glad you have found some one who can help her feel better about being!

Anonymous said...

Good morning dear Sandy!
Thanks for sharing your life.
What a journey this growing up can be for all of us!

This is the hardest time of year for me- when there is so little light. when I think back to "summer me", it's a different person!

vivian said...

Sandy, what I love about you is that you are so real and honest about your life and struggles. I'm gladyou share yourself sso freely with us. I hope 2014 will bring you exactly what you need to eel contentment and joy in you life!

Scrap for Joy said...

Dear Sandy,
What a refreshing, honest post. You have had a lot of struggles this past year but it sounds like you are finding your path, one that will lead to contentment and joy. You have been and will continue to be in my prayers. Peace to you in the New Year.

craftyles said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better about things. I know it's a long process. Happy New Year and looking forward!

Rosemary said...

Happy New year! Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog ;)
Do you know what happened to Elizabeth at creative breathing?

Lady Linda said...

Dear Sandy, I don't know you well, but found you about a year ago. My heart has hurt for you. I am so happy to see that you are doing better and feeling positive. My daughter and my brother struggle too but both have come soooo far and both are in a good place right now. BE HOPEFUL!
Linda Lou

Linda Ruthie said...

Happy New Year Sandy! I'm so glad you can find positive thoughts for your life because happiness will follow these.
May 2014 bring you blessings of health, happiness and prosperity. ♥♥♥

Musings from Kim K. said...

Happy New Year, Sandy. You are a brave woman. Continue to take good care of yourself. Hugs!


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