Thursday, January 3, 2013

Definitely NOT a New Year's Resolution! Except that it kinda is...

Well, friends, we made it. Happy New Year to you! Let me start off by saying that I've never been a fan of New Year's Resolutions, perhaps because I can't remember a single resolution I've ever kept. Now that's not to say I don't believe in setting goals and working to better oneself, because I do. But for me, setting lofty goals at the beginning of the year with the hope of achieving them by December 31st will almost guarantee that I don't start working on those goals until, oh, December 29th or so. 

Historically I've had much more success with simple lists, like: 

1) Clean the living room
2) Fold the laundry
3) Read a book
4) Google that one thing you overheard people talking about in the grocery store
5) Delete Google history

Even though I'm not a fan of New Year's Resolutions, I'm actually making one this year: I want to blog more. 

I was reading through some old posts and remembered how much I used to love blogging and how much I miss writing! This blog is the only record I've been keeping of our lives for the past three years, and I've done a terrible job of it lately. I want to write more for me, for Morgan (should she ever want to read what I've written) and for my friends who used to visit... if there are any of you still out there. 

So that's my resolution, to blog more, and that's as elaborate as it gets. No deadlines, no quotas and (hopefully) no guilt. Just a promise to try to do better. But before I hop on the 2013 blogging bandwagon, let's do a quick rundown of the last year in blogging. 

In January, the CF world got some exciting news with the approval of the miracle drug Kalydeco.

In February, after we learned about my surprise pregnancy, Adam and I were faced with one of the more difficult challenges we've encountered together when I lost the baby. 

In March, Morgan started hitting... but not in the same way most toddlers do. 

In May, I thought a bit deeper about what a special thing a mother's love is. 

In June, we participated in the Great Strides walk for Cystic Fibrosis and enjoyed some other fun summer things as well. 

In July, Utah's wildfires brought out some of my stranger personality quirks. 

In September, we discovered that my lungs were culturing a new bacteria  and I reflected on "the hospital life". 

In October, I scored my first ambulance trip after being diagnosed with Pulmonary Embolism (blood clots in my lungs) and I really struggled with being in the hospital this time around. 

And in December, I found myself back in the hospital  and made the decision to turn off the news.

Alright folks, that's it for now, but be sure to check back soon! I have a feeling 2013 is going to be a pretty awesome year! 


  1. Jenny, you certainly have had quite the trying year this past year. Whether you're blogging or not, I hope you know I'm always rooting for ya! =)

  2. I am thrilled you will try to blog more often. I think you're a splendid writer. Happy New Year, Jenny!


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