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.
- Recovered from neurostimulator implant surgery.
- Dad's 1955 Chevy in Dallas car show (a dream we've shared since I was little).
- Attended 4-week church class (Reinventing Your Life).
- Surprise birthday party for my Mom.
- Participated in WEGO Health's Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge (HAWMC) in April - 30 posts in 30 days.
- Brother-in-law ordained.
- Jeremy started new job (in Texas).
- Moved back to Texas.
- A dear friend's son died within minutes of birth.
- Participated in Invisible Illness Week in September.
- Attended National Headache Foundation (NHF) Conference.
- Participated in WEGO Health's National Health Blog Posting Month (NHBPM) in November - 30 posts in 30 days.
- Helped plan sister's wedding (will continue to do until wedding in June 2012).
- Able to participate in Christmas get-togethers with family and friends (even if cut short or a bit blurry from my migraine meds, I enjoyed myself).
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!