HELLO FULL WEEK AHEAD | I am enjoying how my days are full. With mindful intention I crafted my winter days so that I would (as much as I’m naturally inclined) not hibernate at home in a pair of pajamas until Spring. I do my absolute best to get out and about every day. It has been an interesting experiment I plan to continue.
HELLO NEW FRIENDS | How do you make friends after you graduate school? work? mommy playgroups? kids activities? I’ve found that you embrace vulnerability and invite people you’d like to get to know better to lunch or tea. And, you say “yes” when any invitation is extended to you. No pre-judgment allowed. As a result, at 53, I’ve accumulated a few good friends over the years. I’m grateful for all of them and happy for more.
HELLO SOCIAL COMMITTEE | Some years back I had a negative experience volunteering (I mistakenly believed everyone did it for altruistic reasons) and have been hesitant to raise my hand again. A note came through a while back asking for volunteers for a dynamic social committee at the Oakville Club. I’m going to check it out and dip my toe in – I’ve learned to not jump in with both feet! The splash and unexpected undertow can be painful.
HELLO NEW APARTMENT | As Cole finishes up his 3rd year at the University of Toronto, he’s moving off campus into a kick-ass apartment to be shared with no one (that I have yet to see!). He’ll be central – within easy distance to class as well as his beloved “Varsity” office. The timing, though earlier than what is traditional, gives him a place to stay while he takes summer courses and settles into his final year. My front hall is his “staging area” and I’ll be glad to get all of the Wayfair deliveries out of the house!
HELLO ENDOCRINOLOGIST | My last tests were not ideal. I’m hoping this time my results are better. If not we’ll have to re-tweak my meds. And maybe have to look at other factors. It’s a an ongoing process – just like everything in life!
HELLO MONDAY | You are my favourite day of the week. I love that you provide me with 52 fresh starts every year.