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Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Year in Review (2011)

Well, 2011 is officially over, and I've already been having a rough start to the new year. But, I'd like to take a look back at what last year held. My memory stinks, so I'm relying a lot on previous blog posts... but this will also help me, when I'm trying to do my scrapbook (yay).

I know that last year was filled with plenty of pain, guilt, and frustration... but, I'm trying to remember it in a more positive light. Last year was a year of... CHANGE, and change isn't always bad. I know that change is always occurring, but last year just seemed to be filled with a lot of big changes for us.
I did more awareness actions this year, which I plan to continue. I've made it a point to participate in health activist writing challenges, spread the word about initiatives of some different groups (including AHDA, NHF, MRF), attend a NHF conference, and to participate in national awareness initiatives (including National Pain Awareness Month, Invisible Illness Week, Migraine Awareness Week).

So, farewell to 2011!

4 comments:

  1. I had some technical difficulties (because I was doing comment moderation on my new Kindle Fire... Note: NOT a good idea). So, I ended up accidentally deleting the comment that WinnyNinny PooPoo left on this post (thankfully, I kept it in my email).

    WinnyNinny PooPoo has left a new comment on your post "A Year in Review (2011)":
    Jaimie - you always have a positive note in your writing, even when your health is bad. This last year you did quite a lot - that was an impressive list!!! Hoping for more improvement in 2012! Finally kick those migraines right out of your head entirely.go Jaimie!!!

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  2. Thank you for your kind words. I don't feel like I'm very positive, but I really try to keep hope alive. Here's hoping that we all find some relief in 2012!

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  3. I love how you included non-blog stuff in this post. Really love it as it makes it more than just a list of great posts you've written. I'm assuming you are going to submit it to PFAM...or should if you aren't. Can I borrow your list idea for the PFAM if I decide to write one?

    BTW, I agree with WinnyNinny PooPoo. love the positive note you have on the year even though it was such a rough one. <3

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  4. Thanks, Kelly. I did enter it for PFAM. Of course you can borrow the list idea.

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