It has been a long couple of years. I have finished two years of university work. I have worked an election. My father died. I have sought out work to earn money on top of being responsible for myself, my schoolwork, my daughter and the house we live in. It has been a very long couple of years, but I think, this past week, I have re-entered the world in a big way.

I think I have been burned out for a long, long time and now I’m coming out the other side.

Last week I finished every piece of my final project that I have to hand in before I do a presentation in September. I’m still under-employed at this point, but working enough to not stress about our budget. I’ve been taking naps, reading, going to movies – Go see Ghostbusters. Just do it. And last week I took myself for a facial and then did a much-needed yoga class. I also made sure to sign up for next week’s class, because I’ll need to stay limber to take part in the 3K hike and 5K run I’ve signed up for in the next couple of months.

All of these things and the summer reading I have been doing have but me in a better place.

In short I have been doing whatever I need to make myself feel better when I need to do it. I am going to listen to my body and my brain and move myself forward.

I have been given the gift of time and I’m going to make the most of it.

Time in the sun
Time in the sun


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