I started today like any day checking my email and just trying to get my body going. Of course this is pre-coffee. The last few weeks I have been going to the dentist and taking care of my teeth. It’s a long time in coming trust me (not just the being abroad thing either.) Yesterday was my final filling of a two or four-part series. Considering that I have lost track should tell you something. Since I had time I decided to do things I needed to do doctor and dental appointments were just that needing to be done. Than of course scheduling in job search and possible interviews into that calendar. Yesterday I did an assessment for ones of those said jobs. Finally something I could do my mind and heart said.
Its been rough few weeks since my moods kept see sawing up and down. Lets say I did a lot of resting and sleeping in between things. I watched a few movies and shows on Netflix to help stimulate my mind. I decided there was hope for me after finally seeing Bridget Jones Baby. If she could do it than I should keep trying. With my support system cheering me on I have been trying to keep the depression at bay.
Just as I am determined to be healthy (even with achy teeth). I am doing my best to stick to the healthy stuff and try to take care of myself. Truth be damned I am walking and doing my steps daily. Somehow I have hit over 3,000 in some days. Can I get a wow!
So until next time you can find me on Twitter, interest, and of course here in the blogosphere. 😀
Today I want to talk about taking care of oneself. It is something that is most heard in the health and wellness community. I have noticed it a lot on Pinterest. A while back I decided to make a board that I would like to call Advice. It began as a search for things that I thought would help me when I needed to get help for all things self-care like mental health pins or basic things for my post divorce life. Upon returning to the States I realized how much I was behind my peers and wanted to improve myself not in just their eyes but my own. So I searched, pinned, and found so many nugget of information. Than I thought maybe there are others out there just like me. So I decided to share as much on here on my blog as well as Twitter and Facebook.
I had to know that it was okay to be behind. It’s the lessons that you learn that is the most important. My friends have reminded me that even as I wonder about my son… taking care of myself was the best way to take care of him.
To be honest as a young child in elementary school the fad of what color or season are you come in 3rd grade I recall. I wanted so badly to be part of that discussion, but sadly not a lot of people could figure out my style. It felt pretty discouraging because I wanted to know what colors looked good on me and not just the cute outfit my mom or grandmother would get me. Yes I was that person that people mostly just got things hat looked cute on them. Honestly… I still am sometimes. Recently my friend started explaining to me about my skin tone. Reader I am almost 40 and I had no idea what she was talking to me about.
So what I am trying to say is it is never too late to learn how to take care of yourself. Just making the choice to come back and get my feet on the ground was the base of my self-care. Taking walks whenever the ground was in my opinion easy to walk on and I knew I wouldn’t fall over the cobblestones (this is back in Holeta of course) was my steps in self care.
So if you want advice on how to blog, take care of yourself, or those handy Do It Yourself projects look no further than Sara Gamachu on Pinterest. Leave me a comment or tweet about what you think about these posts. I sure love reading all of them.
So that’s it for this week. Stay tune for more from me Sara G!
Stop thinking became the suggestion that most people have given me. So this is me just doing that. Each post I have written lately has just been thoughts coming out on the screen. I didn’t edit (other than spelling and grammar) and let my mind loose. Impulsively I let myself share my articles or posts that I have written in the past. I am just doing this so I can push away my depression. Yep folks I am telling it like it is. After getting let go my body went backwards for a few days and boy did I rest. I put myself aside and decided to put someone else first. That is how I battled my depression by not thinking bad about myself. Trust me that is the worst thing you could do to yourself. My coach suggested a hug dose of self-care would help me. So I gave in to the Carmel M &Ms that called to me from the grocery shelves. I found myself some dairy free yogurt and ice cream. I grabbed the kind of supplements that I knew I would take without making a :-p face. Yes I took the Alive gummy multivitamins.
I became this determined woman who was ready to get life going. I found as much optimistic tweet and retweeted them because I knew there were other people who were going through the same thing I was. I couldn’t give up. No way no how.
I would love to hear from you all. The comments box are open and you can tweet to me @SaraMahlet on Twitter. Lets talk about how we need to help each other out.
With a full schedule that keeps growing I am feeling confident and trying to keep up with life. For another 4 weeks I am completing my retail training and then added getting healthy over that. I tell you this is quite a load that I am learning to handle. With my support group in hand (Magic Mirror Comics) and of course my ever-growing friends and family (Yay extended family!). I am living the dream that I was hoping a year ago.
Gradually I am refreshing my skills and trying to keep up with the times. Being away for a few years and things can get interesting when you are doing this in a few months. So I am closing this post with an invitation to follow me on my Facebook page and also Twitter account. You will get more updated info on what I have been doing and well more. This truly is how I am starting over….
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!