With the change in seasons (or so the calendar says), we are reminded, sometimes painfully, that change will happen whether we are ready or not. One day it’s hot enough for sandals and the next we need to dig out our winter boots and jackets because the weather decided to snow. It’s annoying but we push forward complaining the whole way. It’s just a byproduct of being human. The same rules apply when things shift in our lives whether professionally or personally. Our once routine approach is either stopped or being twisted into something new for better or for worse. The anxiety and uncertainty lingers and we often wonder whether that next step we hope to take is leaving us on a solid foundation or are we doomed to repeat past mistakes again like some weird version of Dante’s Inferno.
We just passed Halloween and now have bags of candy tempting us by saying it’s okay to eat 1 or 10 pieces for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. Without missing a beat, I’ve seen close to 20 (so far) images with workout guides and the horrors of gaining weight over the last two months of the year. The incentive is to lose your holiday weight now and not wait (weight lol) until the New Year to declare your new super awesome fitness goals. I think it’s a bit presumptuous of anyone to start shoving protein shakes or whatever weight loss thing down anyone’s throat or assume we are all planning to go into a food coma by sitting at the dining table shoveling mashed potatoes in our mouths in a last ditch effort to have one more bite in the name of Thanksgiving or other holiday meals.
I hope you all had a wonderful Friday night. Whether you relaxed at home after a long week, or ventured out with friends and loved ones to dance the night away, I hope it helped you recharge. I had the pleasure of attending a friend’s dinner party with a fun Halloween theme. The food was fantastic as was the company. I was finally able to wear a Boohoo dress I purchased. It’s black and white with long sleeves. It was perfect for last night since it was so cool out in my neck of the woods. I paired it with my black Jessica Simpson stilettos and statement jewelry worked out well.
Whatever you are getting into today, make it beautiful!
I was at the dentist not too long ago chatting with the hygienist like I normally do. [It’s always good to be friendly with everyone you meet, plus your interaction with them will show you what kind of business they are as a whole. If a receptionist / front desk person is rude it is very unlikely that I will patron that business again. That always tells me that the owner either doesn’t really care about their customers because they hired someone so rude on their front lines, or the owner doesn’t make sound business decisions and you can expect poor work when you interact with him or her when the time comes.] The topic of the upcoming holidays came up, which is expected since we are weeks away from Halloween, and then the anticipation of Thanksgiving and Christmas follows shortly after. She made a comment about how expensive it gets this time of year. I mentioned about how I put money aside to I won’t go further into debt starting in August and September. She was amazed that I was so diligent about not over spending or relying on credit cards, how it is something she could never do. I told her that it was a lot easier than she realized and even putting away a little each week adds up a lot faster than she realized.
One of the things I enjoy doing is having a booth at trade shows or fairs. I like getting out there and talking with others because you never know who you will end up meeting. Yesterday I had another one.
This fair’s focus was on health, and my booth contained a lot of great info pertaining to kids and families. All the important topics such as bullying, smoking, addiction, suicide, and many more. There were a lot of great other vendors too with various important subjects. Minus my sunburn, I had fun.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! 😄
It doesn’t have to be a specific month or week to talk about suicide prevention. There are so many out there suffering and need help. We need to work together and do our parts to help on another.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-237-TALK (8255) / Suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Please share this with friends and loved ones. You never know who needs this information.