Just sayin’ hi

16 Jan

2:06 pm

Happy 2023, everyone! Just stoppin’ by to say hi!

It has been way too long, I must admit. I think my last post was back in June of last year, so this is a long overdue check-in.

Welp, it was a long, hardish fall and winter, so I’ll spare you the details. BUT, the outline went something like this: we went on an Alaskan cruise in June; came home to being forced to dive into a house hunt; almost bought a house but the deal fell through; and ended up staying in our current rental. I went states-side in September; we had a few tropical storms but no big deal (it’s been a really rainy season, though, which is good for our cisterns); and we attended a wedding, once again, on the mainland in October. I think I overdid it–finally admitting that I am not superhuman and need much more mental downtime than I’ve literally been able to afford myself the past few years, at least in my mind–such that, by the time Thanksgiving, my partner’s birthday, Christmas, and New Year’s were done and gone (we took a trip to see both our parents this year; it was tiring, actually), I was burnt. I still am burnt.

So burnt that the first two weeks of this year, 2023, sort of feel like I was in a blackout. Haha.

Anyhoo, I wanted to check in and say, I am still here. And I hope you are, too.

I haven’t thought of my “word” for this year, but a few weeks ago, I kind of wanted it to be, “me”. Haha. What I think I mean is, I want to spend more time with “me” this year, give myself more time and space to just be–and to be me, the real me, the me that is not work or thinking or self or ego. I think I need that. How? Maybe meditate more, maybe reach out to others more and commune in group meditation and yoga. Lately, I’ve been told I’m negative, and I guess I have to accept and own that; though, a lot has gone down these past two-plus years that have made me definitely “earn” my being 48 (and the cynicism that has crept in), and not 45 or 46, which feels like light years away.

In any case, while I may get cynical from time to time, I am STILL HERE, still fighting for…me, I guess? The light, I suppose, which has been a little bit lacking lately.

It’s sunny, so I’m heading out for a hike. See you all more this year! Happy 2023!

3 Responses to “Just sayin’ hi”

  1. nomorebeer January 16, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

    Yaaaay 🙂 happy new year to you too ! Hope that hike was nice 😉 xxx Anne

  2. Ainsobriety January 17, 2023 at 12:22 am #

    Glad to hear from you.
    I think my word is joyful.
    It was going to be do, as I have been very still….but joyful seems a bit more positive and happy. I think I need that!
    Here’s to a better 2023!

    Anne

  3. Just Some Woman January 17, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

    Happy New Year! 2022 can kiss it. Aging parents (reality setting in, here), lumpectomy in late August, family drama, etc. I’m so done with it. But I didn’t drink, thank God. Things are weird enough, why make it worse? 🙂 So I guess my word for 2022 was “WTF” (condensed version) and for 2023, I’ll do “Peace”. And I’ll take it anyway I can get it. Glad you’re still here!

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