Things I’m Happy and Grateful for This Month- January 2023
January 13, 2023
Last year, I decided to publish a post about everything bad happening in my life every Friday the 13th. Thankfully, I thought about doing this with only one Friday the 13th left in the year. This year, I wanted to write more optimistic posts. Since my idea for Friday the 13th posts are pessimistic, I decided to change them and write posts dedicated to things I’m happy and grateful for.
Since today is Friday the 13th, here are all the things I’m happy and grateful for so far this month. That doesn’t mean bad things aren’t happening to me. It means I decided not to talk about them online.
My Vehicle is Back and Working Well…ish
Yes. That’s right. My vehicle has returned! It was fixed in December and I’ve been driving it ever since. There are still some issues with it (Paint, cleaning it, seat covers, suspension, ect.) but so far it’s been doing well.
My Hair Health has Improved a Lot
I mentioned last year that I wanted to wear my wigs more in 2023. After that post, I realized the health of my hair has improved more than I realized. This is due to the type of conditioners I began using and the new way I wash my hair. Today, I still want to wear my wig if I want to go somewhere nice, but I also want to not wear my wigs as well. Depends if it a good hair day or not.
I’m Loosing Weight
After years of illness, I thought I would never be able to loose weight. I have many family members that are obese or morbidly obese with health problems. For my whole entire life, they complained about how hard it was for them to loose weight. Growing up, I was scared that I may end up overweight with health problems. So, when I was growing up, I wanted to make sure I kept a heathy weight. When I got sick with my health problems, I realized I gained weight. Even though I wanted and needed to loose it, I couldn’t move as well as I used to. This was an issue until the later half of 2022. That is when I realized I lost some inches! Even though I still feel like I am in a fight to keep my health, seeing myself loose weight has given me a new sense of hope about the progress I made. I still see my clothes fitting looser to this day. I don’t want to loose too much weight, but I know I still have a little more to go before I can call myself finished with the weight loss and can focus on maintaining a healthy weight.
My “Housing Situation” Isn’t Where I Want it To Be, But It Could Be Worse
My housing situation is still where it was when I talked about it in posts in 2022. This year, I’m trying to wrap my head around how the economy, my credit, and my income play into the future of owning a home. (I’m not going to consider renting anymore. I will be aiming to own a home from here on out.) Still, I can afford where I currently live and I plan on making the best out of it. I also have a rough idea of what to do next when it comes to owning a home. I know it will work. I just don’t know when it will work! Even though there are many things that are still up in the air, I am grateful and happy I am in a financial situation that will allow me to focus on purchasing a property instead of renting. Monthly rent is so high where I live. I’m thankful for where I live. It’s warm in the winter. It’s cool in the summer. And it’s affordable!