Allow me to explain.
I haven't written in here since the end of September and though I have thought of a few different things I could write and even tried to sit down and write, something usually pulled me away. I've often wondered if perhaps my writings were becoming repetitive. I keep thinking while I write my entires that I've written many of the topics before and that I shouldn't bother because I've nothing new to say and why bother then, right?
I was even planning out a final entry so as to not leave my blog readers hanging.
Then it occurred to me that I don't have to stop writing. I always tried to show off how one living with a disabled veteran can find a more positive side to things and there is still plenty more to share. There are still journeys to go on and struggles to handle. Even when some of the things seem like the same rough cycles as before I'm always learning and finding new ways to deal with them. New ways I can share in hopes for others to find useful for their own plights.
Thus I decided this wasn't the demise of my blog just another chapter.
It is currently the last hour of 2013 now as I'm writing this, a year that has brought much turmoil and unexpected stress, but here I sit perfectly fine. We as a family survived all that was thrown our way this year and for that I am thankful. Sean went through his ups and down as he usually does but he also showed me that he is still the man I love and that when I'm in need he can work through his struggles to be there for me. When we were faced with the flood disaster and couldn't handle things the way everyone else around us were I had to learn to regain my patience and remember that because our family is different it is okay to take things at a pace that suits us best.
I've no idea what 2014 will be bringing our way but I do know what we have thus far planned to help us through it.
I've managed to get back into my hand sewing and have found it to be as soothing as it once was. I think it will be my new "me" time that helps give me breaks like Fanfiction use to.
Sean picked up an electric guitar with the intent to learn how to play and I think it is great that he is finally trying out a hobby of some kind! It is long overdue and I think it will help him a great deal by giving him some focus and helping him to keep from getting bored because he plays through his video games too quickly. Anyone in my World understands that boredom for a veteran with PTSD equals brooding and not the Hollywood Joss Whedon's Angel kind of brooding either. I see much encouragement from my side over the next several months!
The biggest thing for 2014 is our busy Summer. We are planning a trip to visit friends and family and then we will also be in a fellow veteran's wedding. Yes, it will be rather busy but I always plan any trips to be as easy and as stress free as I can for Sean. Knowing Sean and his habits as well as his comfort zones I plan accordingly, but these trips are good for him too as they allow him to visit with people he doesn't get to see very often and that is something he looks forward to. I try to squeeze in these kinds of trips every so often while we still can do the traveling because I know one day it won't be possible for Sean to do so.
I've also started a plan to reorganize things in the house as a way to make things easier around here for all of us. We're going to turn a closet that is hardly used into a pantry as an example so that we can stock up on food because currently we don't really have the space to do so.
In the end I'm looking forward to 2014 and what it will bring our way. I know that not everything will be good or easy, but I know that whatever it turns out to be we will survive. :)