Hi all, it’s vacation week for me, well rather staycation. I will admit I have been battling the “woe is me” monster quite a bit this week and I really hate feeling that way! It only takes a moment of running down the list of all I have to be thankful for, to drop my mental self into a double taking mixing bowl, spending half the time trying to shake the pity party off my left shoulder while my right shoulder is winding up a full swing with the two by four to send me a reality check.
I know lots of people don’t even get to take a vacation and I am really ashamed of myself. That being said I wondered what some of you do to shake off the pity monster when he visits you, do you recognize it for what it is or do you decide to let it visit for a while justifying the need for an empathetic ear?
Thankfully I am not alone, although that is part of the conundrum, I would love to treat the family to a multitude of entertaining escapes and the fact that I can not, leaves me frustrated, this is the reality for many I realize, however knowing this reality isn’t enough to erase the frustration it simply requires me to acknowledge it!
So, we are planning a couple of day trips and making the best of it. Perhaps some new opportunities will open up in the future. Meanwhile send me your thoughts ideas and suggestions…. or just tell me to shut up and get over it 🙂