I’m participating in Kat and Meredith’s August Moon series of prompts, and today’s reads as
Kat writes: The zeniths and the nadirs. Where have the highlights and low points been for you so far in 2013? Where are you now? How would you like your year to end?
It’s really hard to tell what the highlights of the year are. They have been so many incredible moments, and I’m reminded that I need to update our Good Things Box because I don’t think I’ve done that for awhile. But if there have to be distinct moments, I’d say the following:
- Mardi Gras in New Orleans with friends.
- St. Patrick’s Day here with more friends.
- Watching Sweet Husband marry his best friend and helping that marriage get started on secure footing.
- Our 1st anniversary, spent on the beach, relaxed and happy, carefree and cozily in-love.
- Spending a few days with my Sner before Memorial Day.
- My birthday.
- The Crab festival with Sweet Husband’s family.
- July 4th on the beach.
- Louisville friends coming to visit.
- Saturday afternoons on the beach (although we haven’t had too many of those)
The lows? I can’t really think of too many lows. I think that moment when my doctor told me that he didn’t think that clomid was going to work for us was pretty painful and low, but it led to something better. Perhaps right now we are in the valley. Friday was pretty low for me, for us. But ultimately, I don’t think it’s going to be too terribly bad. Being out of work is stressful, but we are strong enough to withstand whatever comes our way. I also believe that the reason that door closed was so I would be ready for the next door to open. So. While this isn’t a high, it’s also not a terrible low…yet. I’m hoping that this won’t drag out too long, and that the reason it happened now rather than later was so I would absolutely be ready immediately for what comes next.
As for how I want to finish the year, that’s easy. I want to spend time focusing on my health and getting stronger. Listening to myself and my body, determining what it that I need and providing it. I also want to have that job…the one that is meaningful and engaging and provides us with a sustaining return – physically, emotionally, financially. I want us to be well on our way to security and stability by the end of the year, so that we are ready for whatever we need to do in order to have the family we want. I want to be able to look back on this year and see that it led me – and us – to exactly the place where I – and we – am supposed to be.
To that end, I have the following affirmations (from Louis Hays) to help guide me along the way:
I am totally open and receptive to a wonderful new position, using the creative talents and abilities, working for and with people I love, in a wonderful location and earning good money.
I create peacefulness in my mind and my body reflects that peacefulness as perfect health.
What about you? What have been the highlights and lowlights of your year? What steps are you taking to get yourself there?