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Choose one word.
Process: (n) a systematic series of actions directed to some end.
This year has been twelve months filled to the brim with various processes. Having surgery was a process. Getting an official medical diagnosis was a process. Trying to conceive was a major process (described in every other post on this blog). Visiting fertility doctors’ offices was a process. (One thing I learned: Fertility doctors have excellent waiting rooms. Why? Because they make a SHIT TON more money than your average MD. Not really sure why that’s relevant or interesting, but whatever.) Getting infertility testing was a process. Filling out paperwork was a process. Actually, I believe I have spent the greater part of this year filling out paper work.
Stepping away from the fertility-related processes, I can also sum up L and I’s second year of marriage as a process. We have literally been implementing a systematic series of actions directed to some end; and that end is financial security and freedom. I mentioned a big pile of debt awhile back. I can’t get too giddy yet, because that pile is still there and going strong. But, man, we have been working really hard to make that pile disappear. I guess you can say we are finally “growing up” and “taking responsibility”? Adulthood kicked in more than ever this year. That is one process I am so proud of for us.
In terms of next year’s word? That’s easy. Hope. If I can get through next year without losing sight of hope, I think I will be good to go.
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