When I think back to last year at this time, the difference is amazing. I was hopeless this time last year...not working, fighting my headaches, spending most days in bed and in pain, and seeing no excitement in another year of the same. I was depressed, negative, and tired. But this year is different. I'm actually excited for the new year. I'm excited to be able to go on trips, to make commitments, to make plans, to return to some of the activities I love that have been put on hold for several years, to be able to look ahead instead of taking life one day at a time. I do not usually subscribe to the idea that a new year is a fresh beginning but this year I have changed my outlook a bit, and I really do contribute that all to the success of my nerve stimulator.
This is also the end of a decade that has been pretty outstanding for me. I graduated college, got my first professional job, bought my first house (and my second), bought my first horse (and my second), got married (only once!), did some exciting travelling including my first trip overseas, and won a war on headaches that I've been fighting for more than a decade. It's funny how things look when you view a bigger picture.
So here's to the new year and the new decade. May they bring more happiness, more fun, more accomplishments, and no more headaches, not only to myself, but to everyone!