Louise Mathewson - Author & Poet

"A gem is not polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials." Proverb

Blog

HOPES FOR THIS NEW YEAR?

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Can you believe it?  It's February in a new year already! As we have stepped into a new year, some well-meaning people might ask us "how are your New Year's resolutions going?” Many people bow their heads, look to the side with a lopsided grin, their tone of voice falls and…you know how it goes.


I made a resolution a few years back to not make resolutions any more, and I’m doing great!! (Read my story) Instead of resolutions, I now make wishes!!


My first wish for myself this year is a good night’s sleep!!  Many with brain injuries have sleep probems. More on that in a couple weeks. My second wish is that I get more regular about blogging. I’m leery of tying myself to any specific time table because, with a traumatic brain injury, it all depends on my physical resources, how I feel, and/or what I might be stressed about, on any given day. That’s another story, (resources after TBI), in a future blog!


A couple years ago I took a blogging class online with Susannah Conway! It was fantastic!! I loved it!!! I love all her classes! (if you don’t know about Susannah, I highly recommend all her classes.) However, when it ended I floundered for a while, with a lack of community and accountability, and then life stresses intervened. The longer I was away, the harder it was to get back. My confidence washed away into an ocean of fears…exposure, imperfect writing, exposure, a blank mind, exposure, insecurity about the value of my work, exposure, lack of organization, and once again exposure.


As you can tell, fear of exposure is a big one for me. As an oldest child in a troubled and dysfunctional family, if I didn’t do the adult thing from 2+ years on, my little mind told me I had failed. So shame and fear became my constant companions. I don't like to be on any kind of stage. A traumatic brain injury magnified my insecurities. Blogging is for sure a public stage. (In a few weeks, I'll tell you about my first "stage" experience.) If you could see how many times, I've revised this post, you'd laugh, or you'd commiserate!


I’m an introvert and really don’t mind being alone.....most of the time. My mind is full of memories, ideas, things to think and feel about. My imagination has lots of juice, and nature gives me so much joy! I've devleoped a love of taking pictures, because it's another form of expression, and for the story and wisdom nature often gives us.


So I’d like to say I’m back, but I kinda don’t trust follow-through, you know, with the challenges that a brain injury has given me!


What are your wishes, dreams, or resolutions for yourself in this New Year?



Phtoto Credit: Louise Mathewson



A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury

Share on Facebook

Tweet

Google+

Categories: Writing to heal

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In

45 Comments

Reply Richardlot
5:37 AM on April 1, 2020 
Ð?аÑ?а Ñ?иÑ?меннаÑ? Ñ?лÑ?жба пеÑ?евозки оÑ?ганизована длÑ? Ñ?ого, Ñ?Ñ?обÑ? наÑ?им заказÑ?икам бÑ?ло Ñ?добно. У наÑ?ей Ñ?иÑ?мÑ? Ð?Ð?Ð? ЧебокÑ?аÑ?Ñ? имееÑ?Ñ?Ñ? Ñ?Ñ?аÑ? Ñ?аÑ?Ñ?Ñ?лÑ?нÑ?Ñ? и Ñ?обÑ?Ñ?веннÑ?й паÑ?к авÑ?омобилей. Ð?аÑ?а знамениÑ?аÑ? междÑ?наÑ?однаÑ? компаниÑ? гоÑ?ова Ñ?овеÑ?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ? доÑ?Ñ?авкÑ? пÑ?одÑ?кÑ?а длÑ? ваÑ? в опÑ?ималÑ?ное вÑ?емÑ?. Ð?лÑ? Ñ?Ñ?ой Ñ?ели пÑ?оÑ?Ñ?о закажиÑ?е Ñ?Ñ?Ñ? Ñ?Ñ?лÑ?гÑ?. Ð? Ñ?Ñ?ом Ñ?лÑ?Ñ?ае ваÑ?е изделие бÑ?деÑ? доÑ?Ñ?авлено невеÑ?оÑ?Ñ?но Ñ?оÑ?но и бÑ?Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?о. Ð?ожно без пÑ?облем Ñ?аÑ?Ñ?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ?ваÑ?Ñ? на Ñ?воевÑ?еменное Ñ?опÑ?овождение, оÑ?менное каÑ?еÑ?Ñ?во пеÑ?аÑ?и и индивидÑ?алÑ?нÑ?е Ñ?еÑ?ениÑ?.
бопп пакеÑ?Ñ? Ñ? пÑ?Ñ?моÑ?голÑ?нÑ?м дном


Ð?Ñ? Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?емимÑ?Ñ? пÑ?едоÑ?Ñ?авиÑ?Ñ? вам, Ñ?икаÑ?нÑ?й Ñ?еÑ?виÑ?. Ð?аÑ? внÑ?Ñ?иÑ?елÑ?нÑ?й запаÑ? изделий(пакеÑ?аÑ? из полипÑ?олилена Ñ? плоÑ?ким дном) на Ñ?кладе, бÑ?Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?ое пÑ?иÑ?м заказов, пÑ?евоÑ?Ñ?одное Ñ?еÑ?виÑ? клиенÑ?ов и невÑ?Ñ?окаÑ? Ñ?ена даеÑ? возможноÑ?Ñ?Ñ? кÑ?пиÑ?Ñ? Ñ?егоднÑ? обеÑ?Ñ?оÑ?ной бÑ?маги вÑ?ем. Ð?намениÑ?аÑ? междÑ?наÑ?однаÑ? компаниÑ? импоÑ?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ?еÑ?, пÑ?оизводиÑ?, а Ñ?акже Ñ?еализÑ?еÑ? лÑ?бÑ?е видÑ? Ñ?паковки(вакÑ?Ñ?мнÑ?Ñ? пакеÑ?ов ).
Reply Janevits
3:01 PM on March 30, 2020 
Keflex Manufacturing buy cialis cheap Prix Cialis Pharmacie Maroc where to buy cialis online buy brand name accutane
Reply Janevits
7:20 AM on March 28, 2020 
Silidemafil Citrate Canadian Cialis How Do I Last Longer Cialis Acquistare Kamagra In Linea
Reply Janevits
12:20 AM on March 28, 2020 
Priligy Instructions buy cialis without presc Levitra Remedio generic cialis no prescription Propecia Nioxin Treatment
Reply Janevits
9:43 PM on March 27, 2020 
Cephalexin Prescribed For Cialis Amoxicillin Levaquin cialis online canada Viagra Alternativen Viapro
Reply Janevits
10:35 PM on March 25, 2020 
Buy Doxycycline Online Topix Cialis Buy Periactin 4mg cialis from canada Cialis Spedizione Anonima
Reply Stepcek
12:18 AM on March 24, 2020 
Buy now isotretinoin oratane cialis online reddit Perret cialis 20mg for sale Cialis El Mejor
Reply BrantSef
3:21 PM on March 20, 2020 
Hello! I like your milieu and useful communication. Thank. I intention be stupefying my thoughts here.

www.3ec0f4c78de5021b18.com
Reply Stepcek
8:55 AM on March 20, 2020 
Cialis Im Internet Kaufen Erfahrungen cialis prices Alcohol Levitra buy cialis online prescription Cheaper Alternative To Levitra
Reply Janevits
1:21 AM on March 20, 2020 
Ciprofloxacin Replace Amoxicillin buy cheap cialis online Alphagan Cialis Vente Viagra Livraison Rapide
Reply Stepcek
6:45 PM on March 14, 2020 
Effet Viagra Femme Buy Cialis Clomid 2 Par Repas Cialis Cialis Vrai Ou Faux
Reply Stepcek
2:30 AM on March 14, 2020 
Propecia Jovenes Cialis Levitra Eccezionale Buy Cialis Viagra 4 Filmtbl 100 Mg
Reply Janevits
3:02 PM on March 13, 2020 
Commander Baclofene Buy Cialis Levitra Prix Cialis Where To Buy Misoprostol Online
Reply Stepcek
10:10 PM on March 12, 2020 
Prix Cytotec 200 Mg cialis cheapest online prices Usos Del Propecia Cialis Dutasteride Bph Pharmacy
Reply Stepcek
2:04 AM on March 11, 2020 
Cialis Roma Buy Cialis Finasteride Worldwide Buy Cialis Onlinepharmacey
Reply Stepcek
3:02 AM on March 10, 2020 
Purchase Motilium From Australia cialis prices Propecia Saw Palmetto Buy Cialis Robaxin 750
Reply Kennethjuddy
9:09 PM on March 7, 2020 
Cleaning up homes or homes is a very popular service among proprietors of lodge. Maintaining their tidiness is usually rather frustrating and hard, because it is a large location of the facilities and also the bordering location, there are numerous washrooms as well as spaces for different purposes. Self-care for a country house can be rather difficult, given that the procedure calls for the schedule of really various family chemicals, equipment and also takes a great deal of time.

QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY
We strive not to lose time, however at the same time do not hurry to the hinderance of the outcome. Our group contains experts of the highest degree in all locations.

STRAIGHTFORWARD RATES WITHOUT HIDDEN SUPPLEMENTS

Our prices are dealt with and depend only on the location. We assure the security of the rate approximately a penny.

TIME PLAYS ROLE

We value the time and understand a great deal regarding the advantages. We agree on the phone as well as come quickly to clean.

Companies already have all the required cleansing equipment, cleaning items of European high quality as well as seasoned staff who can conveniently manage even one of the most challenging discolorations. Prior to entering into a contract, the supervisor as well as the client figure out the whole bundle of services, whether it is just general or extensive cleansing, whether extra window cleaning or upholstered furniture is required. Leave a demand, as well as our supervisor will respond to questions, prompt you on a collection of services and also determine the expense of cleaning absolutely free. We welcome you to cooperate.

In residence cleaning services - perfect
House maid New york
- it is actually effortless, beneficial and also economical with our provider.
Leave the cleanliness leaders to house cleaning Brooklyn! We make use of professional cleaning agents as well as technological tools of global makers in our work as well as perform an excellent task along with cleansing of any sort of complication.

8]House cleaning orange county nyc

Participation with the firm is the sponsor of an exquisite, financially rewarding as well as efficient cleaning of specialist residence cleaning as well as bordering locations. Presently, residence cleaning company coming from our firm are made use of in New Jersey. Appreciate as well as you the genuine benefits and functional perks of our organisation proposal.

By authorizing a permanent solution arrangement along with us, you will certainly be able to leave the need to sustain a huge staff of technological personnel, which, subsequently, will certainly enhance prices. The expense of the facility, daily, general home cleaning of Staten Isle, executed through our workers, will certainly constantly be actually less than the price of salaries for cleaners, the acquisition of cleaning products and also devices.

6]In home cleaning ny

Leave behind an ask for on the website, define your title or company title, get in touch with phone number as well as time of designated cleansing, leave your desires and also criteria in a message to the supervisor if needed, then our specialist will contact you in the fastest opportunity as well as specify the day, opportunity as well as workplace!
Reply ForexGori
3:57 PM on March 6, 2020 
forex broker list by country https://currency-trading-brokers.com/forex-comparisons-ratings-re
views-united-kingdom-australia-new-zealand.html
Reply mpmntwhx
3:14 AM on March 5, 2020 
cialis thailand online http://usabuyou.com/# - generic cialis 2.5 mg online