Changes


Doing my best to avoid falling into old habits, so that means a lot less time on the computer.  We haven’t fallen into anything like a schedule yet.  Not sure if that’s good or bad.  People seem to need routine and without it I feel a little off balance.  Like I need an anchor.    Been going to my neighbor’s on Wednesday nights to talk Buddhism with him and some of his friends.  That’s been interesting so far.

tai chi3Still haven’t decided on Tai Chi, Yoga or some martial art.  There is an interesting yoga studio a few miles away which promises to be interesting.  I plan to check it out tomorrow and maybe sign up for a month of classes to see how I like it.  For the most part I’m only finding gyms where classes are offered.  I don’t want to join a gym like 24-hour Fitness, but join something like a Dojo.  I’m sure I’ll find something.

I’ve gotten most of my doctor visits dealt with.  Saw a GP and she seems fine, and a psychiatrist that got my meds straight, though we decided to leave my antidepressants at the lower dosage.  My new GP has referred me to a neurologist and an orthopedist.  I have to check and see if they are on my insurance plan and make appointments.  So I’ve got things moving health-wise.  Today I saw a therapist.  I like her and will see her again next week. She gave me a couple of assignments:  write a sentence a day about something I am grateful for–not, and write down the funniest thing that ever happened to me.  That’s not going to be easy.  I can’t think of anything.  I’ll have to review some journals, see if I can find something.Kayak

Not having a routine is a bit weird, but Husband and I come and go any time of day or night.  We’ll walk around downtown or one of the other hip places with shops and bars.  Last night we finally took out the kayak and put it in the bay.  We were only out a short time, but we had fun and weren’t too tired.  This morning though, I was surprisingly sore!  I look forward to going again later this week.

Husband has been out on his bike nearly every day and feeling good about it, though I don’t know how he does it.  Riding a bike for 1/2 hr hurts my tailbone and he is taking 2 hour rides.  He is really enjoying it.  He still wants to get a stand up paddle board, but feels guilty about spending so much money on himself what with the bike and the kayak (though the whole family can enjoy the kayak), he wants me to go out and bikesbuy something expensive.  I don’t really have anything in mind, but maybe I’ll just translate an equal amount of money toward a martial arts class for six months or so.

Son has been looking diligently for a job and finally has an interview tomorrow.  He’s hoping to get the job.  The money wouldn’t be great, but he figures it could open the door to something better, though if this job was to offer health insurance, he would be most thrilled.  As would we all.

5 thoughts on “Changes

  1. You sound quite content so that’s good.. I think this move was really the right thing to do…. hope your son gets the job too, because that would also help you get even more settled…. Diane

  2. Oh, the kayak journey sounds so great! Especially since I’ve been so hot lately, I think the water is especially appealing. Doesn’t it feel good to tire out the muscles? My therapist gave me an assignment too: I have to write down three of my current feelings every 90 minutes. It’s so annoying to feel, and feel, and feel again. Ugh. I’d rather stuff it all down and pretend I have only one emotion: happy. Yeah, ok, I’m just kidding. I know it’s good for me, and I’m learning a lot about myself. Maybe some of these therapists know what they’re doing.

    1. Being near the ocean is always healing and calming for me. We plan to go at least once a week!

      I swear by therapy. I’ve not ashamed to say I have been in therapy five times. Each time I grow a little more. I think I’m about finished, but I want to keep seeing this new therapist twice a month until the end of the year, just to see me through the stress of the move.

      Now I just need a neurologist and orthopedist. I’ve gotten referrals, but they aren’t on my insurance, so I’m back to square one.

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