I had an overall good week. I finished up my trip to Myrtle Beach. I got many things accomplished and just did things on my own time. It was good to see my aunt and cousins last weekend. We had a nice visit and yes we enjoyed the Italian pastries I brought with me. I will definitely be trying that bakery again when I visit. Do you have a place you like to visit when you travel? I know I always talk about restaurants that papa and I go to when I'm in Plymouth. I know I have attached good memories with these places and I want to revisit them as I travel.
I was able to get in a few workouts at the end of the week. Morning workouts to me are the best and truly get the blood flowing. Of course, I love a good cup of hot coffee as well. I usually only get coffee to go at this little place, but the other morning I was starving so I ordered eggs and sat down. I was reading and watching people (my favorite thing to do). The place was packed so I had a variety of people to watch..LOL! One of the workers walks by and said, "You are eating breakfast today what a surprise!" He and I both laughed as I said every once in a while I just need some protein.
I had a wonderful lunch yesterday with a few of my former colleagues. It was so nice to spend time catching up with them. Most of us are retired and everyone has so much going on in their lives. We are going to try to get together about once a month so we don't lose each other. I'm sure more people will join us and some will move away, but I'm always amazed at the bonds and the way are circles cross over each other.
I wanted to say thank you to those of you that checked in with me last week. Apparently, after reading my blog last week a few of you noticed that I seemed a bit off. I was a little down and I thought I hid it well, but apparently not. I should know better than to try and hide that sort of thing. I am at the core of me an introvert although I do like to be around people and the energy they can provide. But sometimes the thoughts in my head, the emotions in my body and the people in the world become a little overwhelming and I need some alone time. When I worked in an office, I noticed that my stress levels really went through the roof when I felt overwhelmed. It does not happen often, but I'm pretty sure it happens to some of you as well. I have learned over the years what works for me when I feel this way. I hibernate a little, shed a few tears, nap if needed, walk the beach, read, watch tv, etc., and then I am ready to face the world again so to speak. Do you have times when you need to be alone? What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Do you have any tips and tricks?
I have been reading a lot about and researching fear. It's too big a topic to tackle today, but is something that I will more than likely be writing about over the next few weeks. Even the word fear can evoke strong emotions in people. If you have specific topics you would like me to address, please feel free to send me a note.
I finished reading: "Veronika Decides To Die" by Paulo Coelho. It's about a young women who attempts suicide and her redemption. A very interesting story with characters that many of us would understand. I also finished: "Rising Strong" by Brene Brown. Fascinating book about getting back up after a fall/failure. She always provides great information and insight. What are you reading?
I am going to leave it here for today although there are many thoughts in my head right now. I hope you have a good week. Take care. Chat soon. Marie
“Introverts treasure the close relationships they have stretched so much to make.” ― Adam S. McHugh, Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture
“Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.” ― C. JoyBell C.
“The lesson will always repeat itself, unless you see yourself as the problem--not others.” ― Shannon L. Alder
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