One Word 2015

It’s about to be a new year. I’ve never taken the new year very seriously. I don’t typically set resolutions, so I also don’t break them. But this year my husband came across The site remakes the idea of a new year’s resolution into something much more reflective. Each person chooses one word that describes what they want to do or be in the coming year. My word:


  • I want to remember daily to take refuge in the Divine. The life I live and the things I experience have a purpose, and that is to bring me closer to God.
  • I need to allow myself to take refuge in my family and friends. They are here to support me and help me through even the hardest of days.
  • I want to be a refuge for my family and friends. I want to be the kind of person they can talk to about anything without fear of judgement, or even fear of sounding stupid.

I have a few ideas of things to do to help me remember my word daily.

  • Make wallpapers for my computer and phone that feature my word.
  • Create a reminder on my phone to randomly tell me to think about my word.
  • Use my word in my daily prayers.

If you like the one word idea, give it a try. Leave me a comment telling me what word you chose.

And, check out my Husband’s post about his word and why he chose it.


Long Journey

Happy anniversary to Cracked. This blog has been running for just over two years now. I’ve tried to share with my readers any aspect of my life I thought might help. To a great extent, that has meant detailing my medical journey. I’ve kept this blog focused on how I deal with chronic pain. Since nothing has changed much in my medical treatments, I haven’t felt the need to post as much.

I’ve lived with this headache for five years, and I’m done focusing on pain. There’s so much more to my life. Originally I hoped this blog would provide clues to better treatment for someone dealing with the same problems as I have. Not yet having found a successful treatment for my pain, It’s time to move forward. But, don’t worry, I don’t plan on leaving my readers behind. We can undertake this new journey together too.

So what can you look forward to from Cracked this coming year?

Thoughts about parenting and families.

My experiments in being more minimalist.

A glimpse into my spiritual life.

And, I’ll still keep you up to date on where I am medically.