So, now it's 2007 and I'm still wondering where 2006 went, although, I must admit I'm not sorry to see it go and am looking forward to a better year. It's funny how an arbitary point in time can make us take stock of where we are, but I think it is important that we do, so we can move on.
A lot happened to me in 2006, some good but on the whole it was not a good year. I was diagnosed with multiple fibroid tumours (thankfully benign but it was scary for a while) and had surgery twice. Thankfully the second procedure made me a hell of a lot better and the anaemia and crippling pain has stopped. In the summer I had a nasty fall and badly hurt both feet. I could barely walk and limped for a good few weeks and one foot still hurts in the cold (A friend says it's likely I fractured my big toe). Last year also saw the end of my marriage after 14 years of being together, and it was one hell of a wrench. Even though it was the right thing to do it was still a painful process, teasing the strands of our lives apart. There are still things about him that I miss though, despite his behaviour that eventually left things very strained between us. I thank each of my friends that were there to listen to me and support me.
There were some good things too. I started to blog, partly as an anecdote for what was going on in my life. I met a new man who is kind and generous, though we are still feeling the way ahead things are looking positive. The surgery has left me feeling so much better (though it looks like there will be more this year). I also started to travel again which has pleased me more than anything else. After years of going nowhere much I have recently been to New York and Spain. Money is tight but I am determined to continue travelling and am already saving for my next trip. And now I have my new dSLR that I am looking forward to getting to grips with. So, on the whole I am positive about the coming year. I don't make resolutions but I have some intentions and these are:
- To get fit again
- To sort my home out including the empty room that has become a dumping ground.
- To travel (at least one trip)
- To improve my photography
- To catch up with old friends