This post was inspired by Kate On Thin Ice. Her blog-hop is for mums who want to rediscover the woman they used to be or to reinvent themselves altogether. I’ve linked up again with Kate to post my progress in forging a completely new groove for myself.
This week’s post is entitled Losing my Groove because I feel I’ve lost my way a bit. I haven’t had as much time to devote to writing this week and there seem to have been a million and one other demands on my time and energy. The blog isn’t getting as much attention as I thought it might. I didn’t go to Fat Fighters or Italian and I haven’t been to the gym. However, as suggested by Kate last week, I did have a fantastic breakfast on Sunday morning. We got into the car and drove round the M25 to the part of South West London where I used to live. We had a lovely breakfast in the Lebanese café I’ve spoken of in another post, complete with lots of coffee and a cursory glance at the newspapers (it’s all we could manage with the small boy). Then we went to Richmond Park to see the deer and fly our kites. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough wind for kite flying but we did see some deer and the small man had a wonderful time climbing trees. It was a lovely sunny day, the weather was perfect. This week I also bought myself a proper grown up hat which I love and makes me feel very different. Now I’m just waiting for cooler weather so I can wear it.
This week I am going to take the advice of a friend of mine who is a massage therapist (but no longer practising) and have a massage. I think this will completely change my sense of wellbeing. Sometimes I’m offered a free hand massage at my hairdressers and it’s amazing how that short intervention can change the way I feel and carry myself. I’m hoping for even better results from my appointment on Tuesday. I’m also going to check www.do-it.org.uk as suggested by Kate and see if I could apply for any of the volunteering roles advertised. Volunteering has been a big part of my life at various times, so there might be something there that appeals.