Jan 12 2009

Bringing in the New Year

Published by at 9:15 pm under Social Avenues

I was feeling down for not having any special plans on New Year’s Eve.  During that night, I was thinking about myself being unsocial and not having many friends.  But then, just before the new year, my thoughts became positive and I realized how lucky I am and how much progress I have made. 

I’m lucky to have a roof over my head, a secure job in this struggling economy, a wonderful family, good health, new friends, and I’m finally realizing that my past is just that, my past, and that I control ‘the now.’ That has probably been my biggest struggle.

I have also worked very hard during the past several months; I have attended more social events, created an online hearing loss community, made some new friends from a church group, and last week I joined a health club which has really helped lower my anxiety and raise my confidence.

I have more progress planned for the new year, mainly focused on finding new social avenues, accepting myself, and fighting off the negative thoughts that never seem to be beneficial. Staying positive is the only way.

Thank you for reading and feel free to share your story.

Happy New Year!

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One Response to “Bringing in the New Year”

  1. Jayon 19 Jan 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I can totally feel where your coming from. Except for me, I haven’t been as successful as you. I am 31 yrs old and I still struggle with my hearing loss, I’m hoping I can overcome the past and negative thoughts and finally be happy for once. Thank you for making this site.


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