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.