Thursday, November 01, 2012
I remember as a kid always starting clubs with kids in the neighborhoods I lived in. I lived in quite a few neighborhoods because my father was Navy and we would move from west coast to east coast and back every 2 or 3 years. I guess the club thing was my way of trying to have a bond with having to make new friends everywhere I went. Well, here I am in my 50's and I am still club joining. Ha!
I joined the senior center which is really wild. I just don't feel like a senior. I am so healthy. Well, I found out a person needs to be 50 to join and it is free. There are so many benefits to joining this club. They have classes for everything from exercise and computers to crafts and learning a language. They have outings that are inexpensive and hula lessons. Tomorrow is their Holiday Bazar of home made things. How fun. It gets me out doing things, meeting new people, and maybe I will even volunteer at some of the things.
The 2nd club I joined this week (if you can call it that) is Overeaters Anonymous. I am not very familiar with 12 step programs but I thought I need to own up to my compulsive eating issues. Afterall, it can only help to admit that I need support...right? I went to the first meeting and listened as 20 people took turns in sharing their victories, challenges, and fears. There were people there that didn't even look like they needed to be there but they are serious enough about their eating issues to come to meetings even when there bodies aren't overweight. The one guy lost 128 lbs by doing this one day at a time. He said there is no pressure to get it done by a certain date and you only commit to one 24-hour period. I am looking forward to being able to open up to a group of people who don't know who I am and never will know who I am, yet they will help me know myself by the process.
We are in November my Sparkfriends. I love Thanksgiving and the whole concept of reminding ourselves about what we can be thankful for.