May and June were back to back months preparing for my son’s high school graduation and my daughter’s college graduation with her move to New York a week later; accompanying my mom to Houston TX the beginning of May, then to Las Vegas NV the end of May to the beginning of June. My mom uses a cane and doesn’t drive, so my brother and I take turns accompanying her to Vegas or any place she goes out of town. This was my turn. Both times. Mom is pretty high need physically and emotionally. I’ll devote a post to that relationship sometime in the future. For now, picture “Driving Miss Daisy”.
I juggle Per Diem work and being a full-time Mom. No complaints, most of the time. It’s only when I’m in “HALT”, that things can get ugly. This acronym coined by my therapist: Hungry; Angry; Lonely; Tired is the barometer I use to see where I am. I spiraled into the “T” zone by the end of June. Once I’m down, all the other letters easily tumbled down with me. Time to regroup.
So, I am taking the month of July to nurture my spirit. Budget is always an issue, because “my budget is on a budget”, I have no plans to go out of town or out of the country. I am learning to embrace “loving where I live”. My intention for this month is to Instagram my neighborhood and it’s surrounding areas that lift my spirit and energize me.