Can you believe this is the last Wednesday of 2014? This year has just flown by. This means it’s also the last Whiny Wednesday of the year.
I’m going to open the floor for all whines today, but wanted to add one extra consideration. If you were visiting this site at this time last year, what’s changed for you? Are there things you would have whined about then that don’t affect you in the same way now? Can you see improvements in your outlook on life? Are there things you’re less tolerant of now than you were last year?
Enjoy your whining and I’ll look forward to seeing you here next year.
Happy New Year!
A lot has changed for me over the past year. I used to be unable to see my niece or the babies of friends. And when I forced myself to see them as toddlers, I watched myself in a video and saw the pained expression and discomfort on my face. Now, I can spend time with them and actually feel happy and loving – and when they leave the house- I remain happy and am not depressed. I feel better than my old self and I never thought that was possible. This week, I got to meet for the first time my brother’s grandson and there was no pain in any of it. Just being able to be around my family and feel happy is huge for me. The other change I noticed this past year is that I no longer feel the need to come to this site every day. For a while, I needed to come every day, and needed to post every day. Lately, I forget to check the site and only comment when I think I can help. These are all good things for me and I’m grateful to Lisa for helping me get there. Many wishes to Lisa and others that come her for the same and better, and a very happy new year.
I have a new job! Everyone including my therapist can’t get over the change in me. I too forget to check this site on Wednesdays which used to be my big day. I love this site still and it is a great comfort to me when I need the support.
I still worry, still focus on the what ifs, and am very superstitious when my anxiety is kicking in but I move on a little bit faster.
Thank you life without baby for being my safe space
I have been moving forward and enjoying life more. I still have emotional stumbles (mainly when new friends or siblings share how much they love being mothers, etc.) but this site and the people here have helped me to have moments of transformational hope and optimism. It makes me really happy to read about your healing process, Maria and Onedayatatime. It is beautiful and inspiring.