2020 is bringing some changes to my life. This year I will have a new grandbaby! She is due any day now and I am so excited to meet her! We also are in a new location, left Charleston a few weeks ago and are now in Atlanta! It has rained almost continuously since we arrived, I think we had one good day of sunshine! My diet has changed from eating everything in sight, except salt, to being vegan. We made the change after watching Game Changers on Netflix. I am praying that by the end of 2020 that my cholesterol will be greatly improved. Another change, we are now land owners in Tennessee. Eventually, we will build our home there and one day retire to the great town of Sevierville.
Changes are not easy. I stress so much about things I cannot change, I am working hard on putting myself first. Learning to recognize when I am stressed and taking care of that need before anything else.
There are key signs to recognize my stress. I stop sleeping soundly, and often wake up exhausted. My mind has wondered all night and due to that, I am tired. Once this happens I try to pinpoint what has happened. What am I thinking? What am I really worried about? Once I figure out that, I take the steps to eliminate that stress from my life if it is within my control!
Another stress, I am isolated from people I know and love because I travel with my husband. He is working all day and I find myself sitting in the RV with my wonderful dogs, Sophie and Molly. I take care of our daily chores like cleaning and laundry, but sometimes I just need company. Thankfully, our drive home is only 3 hours and we are able to go home more often. Still, however I feel lonely, even at home. I have cookouts and parties, but in the back of my mind I wonder if I would even see these people if I hadn’t planned a cookout. I know it’s all in my head, but I always have these thoughts. To deal with this, I am looking for something to occupy my mind. Some thoughts on this are to find a hobby or get a job. My mind is busy, and maybe if I can distract myself I can overcome feeling unneeded or invisible.
What did 2020 bring to your life? Please comment and let me know. We are all broken and have bandages all over, I am curious to how you put your life back together.
Cheers to 2020, take time for yourself! Remember, if your cup is empty, you can’t pour anything for others.