I hope…

2017 was a very sucky year. I’m not going to go into all the ways it was sucky cuz I hate dwelling on negative stuff. I’ve been off line almost completely since Ben started his three week winter break. I was only sporadic for weeks before that. I think about all of my WordPress clan and I miss you all, but I just haven’t had the spoons. Life keeps happening.

Anyway, new year, new start right?! New calendar anyway. I got mine at the dollar store and it has kittens on it. Already starting out right๐Ÿ˜บ. 

I hope that you have more laughter than tears, more good days than bad, more gain than loss. I hope that you never feel alone, afraid, unlovable, unwanted or unaccepted. I hope that if, like me, you have physical and/or mental health challenges that you get the support and care you need and deserve. I hope that if you feel the ground fall away and you’re plummeting down in the dark that someone gives you their hand and pulls you back into the light. Or better yet, you realize you have wings and you soar! I hope you remember your inner child and the joy of playing. Go to the park, swing on the swings, stomp in mud puddles, skip rocks, build a blanket fort in your bedroom, whatever makes you happy.

To the other parents and carers of kiddos on the spectrum, I hope you get the support you and your kiddo deserves. I hope there are more high-fives than meltdowns. I hope you never feel hopeless and alone. 

To my adult friends on the spectrum, I hope you find acceptance for being exactly who you are. I hope you flap and twitch and fiddle whenever, wherever you want to. Ignore the buttheads that stare and/or comment. I’m not even on the spectrum and I’m “weird” in public all the time. It entertains me do unexpected things.

I don’t believe in making resolutions but I am going to make a promise to myself. I’m going to be kinder to myself. I’m going to treat myself like I would a friend. I’m going to quit holding myself up to ridiculous expectations. And I’m going to do random acts of kindness. The world could use more kindness.

We have one more week until school starts again so I may still be away from the internet. Take care of yourselves! You’re very important to me!


25 thoughts on “I hope…

  1. build a blanket fort in your bedroom

    im going to do one better. im going to purchase bed bath and beyond and rebrand it as Blanket Forts R Us.

    build the blanket mansion youve always dreamed of– we have every threadcount from “gauze” to “windsor castle.” and what blanket fort is complete without a roomba, blender, bamboo cutting board, patio furniture with umbrella, bluetooth speaker, star-wars brand robot, full-length standing mirror and “elf on the shelf” toothbrush and toothpaste set?

    bb&b can only sell so much crap to homeowners– unless they build a home away from home, in their living room!

    its going to need to be furnished, of course– i may need some capital to get started…

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  2. p.s. large umbrellas. large umbrellas are the structural key to any truly amazing blanket fort. when i was a kid the larger ones made for carrying by hand (the really stupid ones that you want to smack people for having when you walk past them with one foot off the kerb) were the best, but today id go for the ones they use with patio furniture. i would say 10 of them should do for starters.

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    1. My January is an orange kitten wearing a white sweater. It’s sooooo cute!
      And thank goodness for the cuteness cuz so far January sucks!
      Sending hugs my friend! I’m trying to make a come-back๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

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  3. Best wishes for a happier 2018 – I love your intention to be kinder to yourself and to do random acts of kindness. The world definitely does need more kindness.

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  4. Yeah, 2017 was pretty awful for me too. But, 2017 is when I “met” you (and some other people) online, and I’m happy I did, so it wasn’t all bad. Anyway, I love the feeling of a new start that a new year gives you, resolutions included.
    My brother gave me a Mr Spock calendar for Christmas – a different picture of Mr Spock each month! He certainly knows how to please me.
    Wish you all the best for 2018 and I’ll see you around!

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  5. I have been thinking of you and your family! Long break – geesh. This was so nice, so well said. So very thoughtful! I hope that you and your family have a truly remarkable, fantastic 2018. Hugs!!!

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    1. 2018 started with Ben running into my room, jumping on my bed and punching me in the head and kicking me in the back. Sigh… NOT a nice way to wake up and start a new year.
      It can only get better right?!๐Ÿ˜œ
      He’s finally back at school ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ƒ so I’ll be trying to get back in the groove.
      You and your family are always in my thoughts. Hugs๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

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      1. Oh man – I am sorry. I was thinking about you on Monday, hoping you were doing the happy dance as Ben went back to school. Hope you are getting some time to yourself and finding your groove! Hugs!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. You’ve been on my mind a lot, my Cosmic Sister! I’m so sorry that 2017 was so sucky for you ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ž. I think you were one of the most significant positive forces in my life and probably one of the major reasons I made it through 2017 myself ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท. Sending happy vibes to you and your family and friends in 2018; it *has* to be a better year than 2017; 2017 gets a boot in the arse and 2018 is long overdue and warmly welcomed! Best wishes to all y’all in the New Year! Crossing fingers for a rockin’ year for all! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿป๐Ÿ›๐ŸŒฌ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽณ๐Ÿ†โ˜ฏ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ’Œโ˜ฎโฃโฃ

    (PS: I love visiting your blog! Not only are your posts awesome, but I see all my closest peeps in one spot! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’“)

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    1. I nabbed all the cool peeps from you…LOL๐Ÿ˜‚โค I absolutely love my WP family! Truly FAMILY!

      Ben is finally back to school so I’m doing a lot of napping and just sitting quietly. I’m slowly working my way back into social mode.
      You are always, ALWAYS in my thoughts my Dearest Dude ๐Ÿ˜˜!

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      1. Awww! Some total blush-action going on over here, Cosmic Sister! I’m sorry for the late reply; I’ve been spending a little more time unplugged lately; but I’m still here and still reading! Love your blog, and love you tons! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ž๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผโฃ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜โ˜ฎ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ’Œ

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  7. Egad! Punching and kicking…
    Definitely NOT okay. Poor you.
    Hang in there and never loose hope.
    My son just announced that he has a girlfriend again. I cried with tears of joy. Iโ€™m so tired of worrying that he will be alone and unloved.
    This mom is ready for her 25 yr old to fly the coop! Hope it happens sooner than later.
    Your calendar sounds perfect. Cuddly kittens make everything better. And Iโ€™m glad you are getting quiet down time. I could benefit from some of that.
    Youโ€™re awesome


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