Self Care

I started seeing a councillor for the first time in my life this past week, to help deal with my depression.  She asked me what I do for “self care”.  I thought about that a bit, and realized that I really don’t take good care of myself.  Especially this past fall and winter.  I couldn’t think of anything at all.

With that in mind, I am going to try not to spend as much time working, and do a little more just for me, or at least things that aren’t necessarily for the benefit of my business.

I had to make a quick trip to Gander today (business related, yes) and on the way back, Duke and I stopped in for a quick visit of the Dover Fault Interpretation Site.    It was cold, but we walked up the little trail to a lookout point with several story-boards on the way, and found a beautiful view of the islands in the bay.

There was snow on the trail, and I was wearing short boots, so Duke piggy-backed me over a couple of spots, an event which made me giggle- and I thought of what a simple little action can bring joy into my life.  Giggles are good medicine.

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We drove around Dover and scouted out a good wharf to tie up at when our SS Virtue gets splashed back in the Atlantic in a week or so.  A warmer day, or at least a day when I’m appropriately dressed for whatever the weather brings, will bring us back to the site to actually read the story boards and take our time looking.