Pull Yourself Together, Lady!
I try, as do we all, to keep all the balls in the air.
Family - everyone healthy?
Work - when was that deadline?
Kids - it was just a fender bender, right?
Money - when was the tax stuff due to the accountant?
And while there are days where this all seems manageable, there are others when it feels like a pile up and it's a little harder to keep it all together.
Weirdly (yes, I understand I am using this word very appropriately) I find wandering through the thrift store adds some much needed whimsy to my life and my blood pressure lowers.
And you can discover some good ideas for coping skills too...
Sometimes you don't really want to talk.
And other times it's nice to reach out and call a friend.
Or have a chat with the neighbor
(while wearing a straw hat and pushing around some watermelon and carrots).
You can spill all your troubles at the thrift store and no one will judge you.
I have found Greg to be an excellent listener.
You can grab a friend and go get a beer to blow off some steam.
Just don't party too hard.
In the end, waking up with a hang-over can make your troubles feel even bigger - and your head.
If going to get a cocktail is not your thing, a walk in nature is always a good de-stresser...especially if you have your lantern with you.
When the worries start to add up, I try to breath and be in the moment. Or, in the Goodwill.
Because too much worry will just make you age faster.