Positive Daily Three – Climbing Back Up

Well, today was the start of a few things, so I am feeling a little bit more like myself again.  I met up with a mom I have been talking to at our local park, and we did our first park workout together.  It was nice to be able to have some adult conversation and get a workout in.  I think that a truth is that we are all lonely at times, and we need to be there for each other.  We are set up to meet up every Tuesday and Thursday.  I am glad to be able to hang out with a peer and get a little exercise in at the same time.  Plus, we are holding each other accountable to help each of us reach our own goals.

I signed up for my first USO event today.  I am going to be helping out at a function on base which should be tons of fun for everyone.  I am excited to start volunteering and getting out into the community in a positive way.

I got to take a twenty minute nap with my youngest today, which was much needed.  My youngest slept much longer, but I closed my eyes long enough to reenergize.  I have been having a lot of trouble getting to sleep this week.  I just can’t seem to turn my brain off.  I have even tried going to bed really early, but I end up thinking, and then I just toss and turn.  I think I’m going to curl up with a cup of chamomile tea this evening and hopefully it will get me to sleep.

I know that it will take time to make friends again.  Most of my friends will be departing from Vegas shortly, and I will have to actively get out there and make some of the relationships I already have stronger and make new relationships.  I have to remind myself that building a personal community takes time and a lot of effort, and perseverance.  It can get lonely, but eventually, that community does develop if I just keep going at it.