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New beginnings can be hard


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

So I've been sporadic on Sparkpeople. I have been on an emotional roller coaster. Some days I feel like I'm just hanging on and trying to ride through this. Other days I feel more in control. I cleaned out the kitchen cabinets and cupboards today. I got rid of anything that I have no business eating. I have a bag of stuffing and instant potatoes to donate. I got rid of expired items and items that have been open for a while. Now I know exactly what I have and what need to buy when I go grocery shopping. I can plan better and eat better. I made appliances and cookware easier to get to or use. I'm trying to be productive instead of moping and feeling bad. I'm still dealing with things, just trying to keep them from overwhelming me.

I talked to one of my cousins today, he made me feel better. We are trying to build and strengthen our relationship. He lives 3 hours away and has a wife and little girl. He's 3 days older than me and we grew up together but drifted apart when we got older. His childhood couldn't be more different than mine. We were both the odds kids out though and that might be the reason we get along so well. I need to build on and strengthen all my relationships, with family and friends. I'm having lunch with a friend of mine that I hadn't really seen or talked to in a while. She and I talked at length Sunday. I have another friend who invited me to go to the Italian Festival this weekend. Then I'm going to spend time with my sister on Friday after I take her to her doctor appointment. She will be going every week now until the baby comes. I'll make it, I just have to roll with the ups and downs.
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JLDACQ 9/24/2013 12:41PM

    Regardless of the reasons and circumstances, new beginnings ARE hard at times. Some people are better at adapting in the short term to those beginnings, but pay for it down the road when they realize they haven't dealt with the reason there's a new beginning, while others do better as time goes on, and still another bunch of "others" waver between the two. It sounds like you're acknowledging the situation, and making plans to not stay at that stage. That's good. You're a redhead, so keep using your innate stubbornness to get you through the first stages of this beginning.

BTW, why is it called "new" beginnings? What if I want an "old" beginning again? :-P

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FINCHFEEDER80 9/24/2013 11:11AM

    I think it's so great you're reaching out to the people in your life. I think we too often tend to shut ourselves away in times of distress. I'm very glad you have people you can reach out to!

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CAN_DO73 9/24/2013 10:49AM

    Life is so much easier with good friends and family in your life! It's great that you're making a conscious effort to strengthen those relationships.

Also, kudos on cleaning out your cupboards!!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 9/24/2013 10:05AM

    emoticon Best wishes!!

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CHICAT63 9/24/2013 7:53AM

    Excellent job cleaning out the kitchen & stuff ! Rebuilding relationships helps with the support and encouragement. You can do this, one day at a time. emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 9/24/2013 12:44AM

    Family who care always helps when you are not feeling that great. Good job getting some cleaning in!

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LALATIDAH 9/24/2013 12:44AM

    You are one busy lady!
You seem to be on a good track to success by your kitchen cupboard cleaning! I know how much that helped me! Now, I don't buy the junk and if someone else in the house wants it, they have to buy it themselves! My will power is good enough that I won't eat it.
You are also lucky to have family around. and friends... you are really blessed.
I wish you great success in our mutual journey to good health! emoticon emoticon

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