The past year and a half have been crazy for everyone in the world, including myself. I was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma in July of 2020, finished chemotherapy treatments at the end of 2020. On February 25, 2021, I received an autologous stem cell transplant. I still can’t believe everything that has happened.
While dealing with cancer, treatments, life with two toddlers, being in the middle of a global pandemic, and normalcy I lost myself bit by bit along the way. I decided since there are only 94 days left in 2021, let’s make the most of it! I spent the day thinking about goals and habits I can work on that will help me feel better!
- Move my body 3 to 4 times a week
- I haven’t worked out in I don’t know how long. I can tell most days, I am out of breath going up and down the stairs. This will compose of walks outside, YouTube workout videos, weight lifting, etc.
- No alcohol
- Check out my blog post here to learn all about my no drinking pack.
- Read at least 8 more books
- I have recently got back into reading and I have loved it! I set a goal for myself to read/listen to 25 books this year. I have currently read/listened to 17 books. It would feel amazing to accomplish this goal.
- Start Journaling
- Be more creative
- This is definitely something I have been lacking for a long time. My ideas for this are to write more blog posts, finally use my watercolor set I bought, coming up with fun things for the kids to do with all the holidays in the near future, or learn calligraphy.
- Have 5 social media-free weekends
- Find and perfect a good morning routine
- After all of my cancer treatments, my energy level has been lacking. Due to that, I have been sleeping in more than before being diagnosed. I would love to find a good time to wake up before the kids or even with them and figure out the best flow to kick the day off the right way.
- Purge the things I don’t need
- Life seems overwhelming sometimes and the house is a mess. I am sure if I were to go through everything single item, I would find we don’t need a good amount of it. Less clutter will bring us joy.
- Spend less money
- I have been horrible with ordering from Amazon and eating out. My husband and I have thoughts about eventually moving, taking trips in the future, and having a cushion just in case anything were to ever happen again. My goal is to just spend money on the necessities and watch my spending on other things.
- Drink more water
- Come up with a weekly/monthly cleaning list
- Life with two toddlers is crazy. The house is a mess most of the time. I have written down a cleaning list in the past, but have failed. Now is the time to stick to it. A clean space will create a clean mind!
I want to be the best wife, mother, daughter, and friend that I can be. Currently, I feel I am doing okay, but I know that life can be better! I don’t want to be just going through the motions of the day, I want them to matter!