A lazy Saturday
Saturday, February 09, 2013
I haven't felt the best today, but I did get out to see a friend. She is so busy working full-time and doing an internship to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or LCSW that we don't see each other hardly at all. She told me the other day that I would make a great Lamaze coach.
I laughed. We were chatting on the computer and I told her to take 3 deep breaths. Guess that is what a Lamaze coach does....but I have never even had a child!! Anyway, I am her main support person to help her get through the next 3 years. She is also going to become licensed as an Addiction Counselor or LAC. The internship is unpaid, but they are paying for all her licensing fees and making sure she has all her documentation for the license.
I am really proud of her. We have the same degree I am just not able to use mine. Even if I could become licensed I don't think I would. I get too involved with peoples problems. I would take them home...the problems. Anyway, I am dealing with my own issues and learning more about myself. One being my dependence on food and gaining weight to make myself less attractive.; especially to not attract men romantically.
It has worked so far and I am a bit scared of the transformation that is taking place with my body.
I don't like attention. I like to achieve, but not be acknowledged.
I am enjoying walking outside and it is sure helping with my mood, although it has improved since the new medication has kicked in fully. I have also gotten a FitBit and make it to over 7,000 steps the other day. I also climbed 11 flights of stairs. Not all at once, but through out the day. It is a big increase in my activity and no repercussions with my arthritis in my knees or back. Actually my back is feeling really good from all the walking.
Anyway, all the changes in my body and my mind are sometimes puzzling. I know that it has taken a lot of work on my part and a lot of help from my family, friends and Spark Friends!! Thank you all for taking part in my journey. I will continue to Spark On!!