A funny story this morning. Every morning as I have mentioned I get coffee at this small cafe. Every morning I look at these huge bear claws and ignore them. This morning I decided what the heck I'm going to get one. The cashier laughed as he and I have discussed these previously. I announced, "I caved" I'm getting it. He said just don't try to eat it all at once because he had done so. I said, no I'll share and we both laughed. The older man behind me who I've never seen before decided to jump in and said, "no, she won't share, she'll eat it all herself." We all laughed, but I thought to myself - how does he know I won't share? Is the guilt written on my face? LOL!!!! I must admit the older man was right I won't share, but I won't eat it all either. I tasted it as soon as I walked in the front door and OMG DELICIOUS - but definitely not eating it all. Have you caved?
I hope your week went well and you accomplished what you wanted or needed to accomplish. I felt the week literally flew by. I know I was busy getting things done and I was tired at the end of every day so must mean I was productive in some way. I did go to the doctor as the cold that started in April turned in to allergies in May and seemed to be headed for sinus infection. No infection, just viral issues and a change to the over the counter medications. I'm practically back to normal today. Since I don't know what I'm allergic to out there I'm driving with the windows up and the A/C on even early in the morning. Practically everyone I have talked to has been going through some of the same things this past month. We are all comparing medications and recommendations. My doctor is very thorough since she had me in the office she checked my records to see I was up-to-date on all tests and shots. She found it was time for a mammogram so I said I'm leaving town so it will need to be July. She looked at the schedule and I had it the next day...she is persistent and efficient. All done/everything good. The only appointment I could not get in during May was the dentist, but it is scheduled for July. I'm really trying to do a much better job on these appointments than I did when I worked and just kept putting them all off. Don't worry I still don't like going to the appointments, but as I gathered wisdom I realize how important they truly are for a healthier lifestyle. I hope you are also taking care of yourself and not putting off any medical type appointments.
I'm listening to CDs this morning and I started with the Brian Seltzer Orchestra. As I'm listening all I can think of is the Jazzercise routines we used to do to several high energy songs. Believe it or not I'm dancing in my chair. I am one of those people that dances in the car as well - whether or not I'm driving! You would probably laugh if you could see me, but you would get some entertainment out of it as well. I do try to remember that I'm in public, but as my BFF can attest, I get caught up in the music. There is always some type of music going in my head. I think that's why I enjoy Jazzercise so much is the variety of music and learning some of the routines. Believe me I am not a dancer, but it's fun to move around and pretend. How does music impact you? Do you have certain go to songs when you are happy? sad? etc.? I know I do.
I was able to catch up with a few people this past week. I was contacted via email by someone I have not spoken to in several years. Lori is a follower of this blog and I must admit if not for her suggestion to start the blog, it might not exist. I was reluctant all those years ago and she convinced me to at least give it a try and I have never looked back. Thank you Lori for having the foresight. It was great to hear from her and read about some of her accomplishments in the past several years. Lori has begun her own business as a personal trainer. I fully intend to see her in person in July when I'm back in town. Have you caught up with anyone lately? How did it go?
I have been thinking and reading quite a bit about fear this past week. I have my own fears although I try not to show them. I am afraid of heights, but will go on a ferris wheel when I'm with my niece and nephews as to not make them afraid. I will avoid a roller coaster at almost any cost because I get motion sickness, but I'm sure because of the fear of heights as well. I am fearful when it comes to networking in a room of strangers - I have mentioned this previously. I believe part of it is because I am an introvert and the other part is because I do not want to feel rejected (I think). I don't know why I think people will reject/dismiss me, but I do. When I'm fearful I have a tendency to get stuck - it's almost a physical and mental reaction at the same time. I think that's part of the reason that I find a corner and stay there. I'm writing this because I want to put it out there for myself. I am going to look for opportunities to put my hand out to meet people with a firm handshake and a confident smile. I'll let you know how it goes. How do you handle your fears? Is there some that I can help you with by practicing or talking them through with coaching?
From a reading standpoint I have been reading almost a book a day. Nothing inspirational or motivating I think I needed a break. I have been focused on love stories with strong women characters. I have a bunch of books I'm carrying to Massachusetts tomorrow to pass on. What are you reading?
Thank you to my friend Gina for fitting me into her schedule this past week - my haircut is fabulous! Also, thank you to my friend Margaret who rang the doorbell last evening with a bunch of berries fresh from her garden - DELICIOUS!
I am going to leave it here for today. I hope you have a wonderful week. I'm headed to Plymouth tomorrow to spend the month of June with my family. Take care. Chat soon. Marie
“To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around.” ― Richie Norton, Resumes Are Dead and What to Do About It
“I have to face the fear. I have to take control of the situation and find a way to make it less frightening.”
― Veronica Roth, Divergent
“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” – Frederick Buechner
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