Tuesday morning thought.

Just getting up is a great thing. Knowing I am accepted is another. Feeling the love is the way I battle my fears. Knowing people are there helps too. I used to imagine people verbally supporting me saying yes you can.  Walk those steps and clean those dishes. I do it for me now. Not anyone else.

Take care of yourself. A chapter in the training ground series. 😊

For the first time I am taking the steps I needed to actually do this. Between learning how to cook and bake things. To going out and talking with people in real life.  These are things people do.  A few weeks ago I began taking bus rides in my area. I felt so excited and nervous. It was also a milestone because that was how I traveled for many years.  Walking and riding the bus in the greater Seattle area.

It has been brought to my attention by various people in my journey in life that I didn’t know how to drive.  Well up until recently I was ashamed of that fact.  I joke that my father felt that I shouldn’t because it took a lot of concentration to be able to keep my eye on the road and not get into an accident or anything of the sort.  So from 12th grade on I practiced the art of taking the bus.  It started around the White Center area where we were living when.  I learned to memorize the routes and landmarks so I could get to school and home without needing too much help.  I was lucky that my school was on a community college site and that one bus when back and forth in my neighborhood.  This began my need to get around without asking for a ride.  Sure at times I needed help but the thrill of knowing where to go and how to get there was a strong feeling.  It got to the point that I was giving people advice on how to get to and from places.  Now that is powerful.  During my separation and into my divorce part of my life I had to learn from scratch to I could have my son ready to be picked up from our apartment area down to work and back before he got home.  I started adding the taxi system at this point because it was a new area and I needed that extra confidence that things would work out.

So even though in some ways I am a little behind the curve… that didn’t mean I couldn’t make up the distance in other ways.  Imagine my joy when these smart devices came out.  I finally was able to get real-time information at just a click speed.  So thus ends this chapter of my training life.  Join me next time as we learn how I am getting back on my feet.

 

Until then take care of yourself so you can take care of others!

 

Sara

Sharing:  NaNoWriMo Advice

For those taking on the challenge.  Bon chance!

@SaraMahlet

Okay, so I know that right now quite a lot of folks are trying to write a grand total of fifty thousand words. Some are stuck, while some feel they’re going nowhere. If you’re attempting to write a novel during the month of November, here’s some writing advice:

http://cristianmihai.net/2017/11/05/nanowrimo-advice/

Sharing:  Musings

Carpe Diem!  Seize the day!

Sara

Some venerate their dreams by waiting years for the just-right circumstance, the just-right alignment of opportunity.  If that produces something worthwhile, then by all means, do it that way.  But more often than not—from what I’ve seen—it doesn’t.  I don’t believe the best way to honor my dreams is to anxiously wait, hoping for the […]

http://dirtyscifibuddha.com/2017/09/22/musings-834/

Sharing:  Happiness. Hope. Ambition.

What stage are you in?

Sara👩

When did we become a therapy society? When did it become easier to tell everyone about our troubles, but not our successes? Do you ever think about that? But what is happiness? How can we attain it? Well… the idea is that happiness cannot be pursued. It’s not something you receive or stumble upon. It’s […]

http://cristianmihai.net/2017/09/09/happiness-hope-ambition/