I was reading another person’s Blog the other day and I liked what I read and thought I might borrow the idea she talked about. Check it out yourself on Parkinsonscare at https://parkinsonscaregivernet.wordpress.com/
She talked about having a word for the year and her word was ‘adventure’. Finding ways to put some adventure into her life. Every year she chooses a word for the year and tries to live by it.
As we enter 2023, I think I might borrow her word and make it my own. ‘Adventure’ is a great word, a positive word and makes looking forward in life something to look forward to. We could sit here and think of the coming year in terms of what abilities we might lose, or what challenges we face, or we could find the ‘Adventure’ in everyday life. I choose to look for adventures. Adventures to me don’t have to be big things. It can be an adventure finding a new place to walk or tramp. Or perhaps a new cycleway to explore. Trying new foods and restaurants and being adventurous in what we eat can be another way to put adventure into our lives.
This year – so exciting to be able to say this year now – we are going to the UK for a 9 week holiday. I am so looking forward to it. I have had some little niggles of worry thinking about whether I can do all the walking in the moors that I want to do with my husband. I could continue with that thinking and worry myself out of even trying to do it. Or, I could be open to the possibilities and make it a reality. Maybe I will walk a little slower, maybe I need to rest a bit more often or for longer. Maybe I’ll need a sweet snack to give me the energy to get home… well, that’s a good excuse anyway!
We are both so looking forward to this year and the promise of many adventures together. I know that my husband will support me to do as much as I can do while we are away. I also know that he worries about me sometimes when I get tired, but I would rather be tired and doing than be tired from sitting around doing nothing. The thing is, I need to be able to try. To be encouraged to do as much as I can do and to be trusted to know when something might be too much for me.
I’m pretty sure that I may need to have the odd ‘Nanna Nap’ while we’re away, but if that helps to recharge my batteries and enable me to do things with my husband, then that’s OK.
So, the word for the year for 2023 is ‘ADVENTURE’ and I intend to live up to that word and have as many adventures as I can with my lovely husband.
Can’t wait for the adventures to begin….