Friday, January 9, 2009

Nuevo Año

I don't do New Year's resolutions.  I don't.  I do believe in change and lately I've begun to establish a new daily routine.  Starting with an earlier morning alarm and a resumption of my hill climbing exercise, my hope is to regularly snap pictures, read, and write while taking additional trips outside of the house.

It can be a real bitch living with bipolar disorder and an aggravating aggregate of agoraphobia.  I literally have to bargain with myself to find some new motivation to form new habits.  New rules.  And, maybe, just maybe, I'll have a healthier tomorrow.  Time will tell.  And, time is what I have.....

Unfortunately, I am currently stymied by a relapse of the "infection" that I attribute to that new restaurant's fish, salad bar, or filthy employees' hands.  What a shock I had last night with an episode of gross hematuria.  Ewww.  So, after a rather good week of habit forming, I need to lay low....damn.  More meds -- oh, goodie.

I do want to spend more time writing in this blog.  I'd like to create a few regular "features" that could keep me focused.  Focus.  Now, that's a hard thing when one's mind has a habit of racing hundreds of kilometers an hour in every direction when I am hypomanic and hardly at all when I cycle to depression.  And, as I have written in my blogger profile, this blog is great therapy.  I get to spend some time ranting and raving without bothering anyone with letters.....or whatever else I do to piss folks off.....

So, here we go.  We have a new year, a new American President, and, maybe, renewed HOPE.  Even with all the crap going on in the world, my retirement years look a little bit brighter.

The photo above was taken by taivasalla of the Helsinki New Year's fireworks and captured from Creative Commons.

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