The driving force behind all of this is me. I've been the care giver for so many years of my adult life so I now have decided it's time to care for myself first. If I'm well, I can take on so much more. If I'm well, I'm a much happier person and above all else, if I'm well, I'm able to help other people.
The first thing I did was to join a Meditation and Healing class. It meets once a week for an hour, and during this time we learn about meditation and it's benefits, do a 15 minute meditation, then using our own healing energies, perform and receive a 3 minute healing. Some of you are probably rolling your eyes up but I can assure you this isn't a cult. I'm not running off to skip through the fields of daisies singing praise to some bald headed guy getting rich off of us...hahaha.
I believe in the power of meditation but I believed that I couldn't really do it properly. I found it hard to concentrate. I believed you needed to sit a certain way. Come to find out there is no proper or certain way and that was music to my ears. I feel less stressed and I enjoy talking to the others who come each week.
Also, I joined a group through a nationwide networking site called Meetups. Depending on your interests, you can find groups of people seeking the same thing. I joined a group for people new to the area who are looking to meet others and socialize. It's been great so far and I've met some really nice people. I went to a dinner along with 28 others and then we went for a boat road on the Intracoastal Waterway. The weather wasn't great but it wasn't too bad either. Here are some pictures from that event.
|Pelican looking for a handout.|
|A very foggy day. There is a lighthouse here believe it or not.|
|Cheap piece of real estate I'd say!!|
We have been pretty cool here in Florida so I haven't had much luck with beach weather, but I can assure you that when it appeared, I disappeared to the beach! Can't let those days get by you.
Now, for even better news, I'm taking a road trip up to Connecticut next Saturday. I'm looking forward to it except for the cold weather and snow. I'll be stretching it out over about 10 days, stopping for the night in Virginia, then on to my Mom's for a couple days, and finally on to SEE MY BEAUTIFUL GIRLS!!! I can't wait to see them and my son. I'll stay for a few days and meet the new tenants in person to take care of business. Then turn around and head back with the same itinerary.
So in case you were wondering where I've been and whether I was MIA, here I am! Keeping busy and focusing on moi!!