Same S*~t, Different Year? I Don’t Think So.

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I took a little unannounced blogcation over the holidays so I could spend quality time with my 15yo watching inappropriate TV on Netflix (just keeping it real, folks.)

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There were some amazingly wonderful things that happened in 2013, like Aaron and Catherine’s wedding – I still sit and flip through my book of pictures, finding something new and wonderful each time 🙂 And John joined a fabulous marching band at a high school he loves, and is happier than he’s ever been. But I am so tired of dealing with apathetic, incompetent physicians and insurance companies that make up their own rules as they go along and randomly stop paying me for the coverage I’ve purchased for months at a time. These are things I’ve taken steps to change in 2014.

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I no longer want to waste my time and energy jumping through hoops and juggling paperwork.  I want to write. I’m going to at least finish the novel my aunt inspired, and hopefully much more than that.

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I’m not going to sit for hours in waiting rooms for hours and end up leaving with a rubber-stamp prescription after never even seeing a doctor. I’ve found someone who can help me, and I don’t care if I have to pay every cent of his office visits out-of-pocket . . . I’m keeping him.

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God only knows what our financial status will be in the months to come, but I’m finally at peace with that. I can only do what I can do, and worrying over it is just another stressor that negatively impacts my health.

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We still haven’t finished celebrating Christmas around here, so the decorations are still up and the tree is still lit.  I may take everything down after our family party on Saturday, but maybe I won’t. Maybe I’ll just leave it all up until Lent starts.  Why not?

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I’m not making any New Year’s Resolutions, picking a saint for the year, or a word for the year. 2014 will work out however God has planned, and I’m just going to roll with it.  Yeah, so not my usual plan-the-hell-out-of-everything approach, but there you go.  New year, new opportunities for growth.

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