The family and I had a really awesome trip to Arizona, despite an ND loss, germs, an overwhelming amount of flatulence on the airplane ride home, and fat clothes. It was so great to create new memories with my family, to enjoy the sunshine, explore a new area, and to just be....where no one knows us.
I took time off from managing apartments, well at least I tired. Of all things I got called for Jury Duty, though I didn't have to report it was a weight on my shoulders for many reasons. I've watched a lot of television and have gone to they gym, practiced yoga, and so forth. I haven't felt quite ready to get back into a routine. My mind is screaming, "hurry up you type A perfectionist, time to get to training, time to lose that weight (so that everything else falls into place; because, god forbid I don't love myself unless my body image is on point). But, my soul was screaming, "No, Just be. Just feel what you are feeling, acknowledge it, accept it, and let it happen. Do what you want and what feels good to you". So that is what I have been doing. It has been like beginning a
meditation practice. Sitting still and being mindful, being present, but having that itch to scratch. It was quite the challenge, but it was a challenge and that is what I live for...challenges.
This month I deactivated facebook for a bit and I really enjoyed it. I truly feel that facebook is a major contributor to many issues in our culture these days, that is another blog post....or book. I went to the Dropkick Murphy's concert with my brother, it was so much fun. We had a limo so we didn't have to worry about driving and I felt safe because my BIG lil bro was with me. Our family and friends honored and recognized my father at the Leadership Lorain County Difference Maker's Gala, a fun night dedicated to my amazing father.
Check back after I reconnect to see how it went! I hope you're 2016 is going great. With all of our technological "advances" don't forget to reconnect to yourself and the things that matter and to just be in 2016.