So I am on a new journey. I moved recently to a bigger city and I am slowly making the adjustments of that move. It’s not easy. I first have to familiarize myself with the area and how to get around, that’s a bit stressful. But nothing that’s going to break me. You know, I’ve been here before so no big deal. I can handle it.

Moving to a new area for me has had its challenges. I’m not quite settled in yet, I am not comfortable in my new setting. The weather is some days crappy and cold. I just want to stay indoors because of the weather but the faster I get out and explore, I more faster I’ll make the full adjustment. But it’s winter in Canada! And winters are not the best time to get out and mingle for me. I like the indoors!

But another challenge for me is that I’m here because I’m doing a favour for family. My daughter lives here and has asked me to come to stay for a bit while her partner is away on business. I agreed. I thought it would be fun. But now that I am here, I feel like I should do more than cook and clean. I like to stay busy, that’s who I am. They told me to “relax” and don’t worry about stuff for now. Relax, okay. So I’m giving it a try.

So come to think of it, I haven’t relaxed (really relaxed) in years. I am a busy body. I am either working in a job or keeping busy at home.

In all cases, it would seem that I have a new challenge to think about regarding my health so it’ll give me an opportunity to dive into that. I have decided (on this journey) to cut out carbs or at least be on a low carb diet. As my life of a vegetarian is nice, I do admit that I do indulge a great deal with food that is probably not the best choices in meals for someone my age. Things like potatoes, breads, and pastas. So away they go!! I know it’s not going to be easy but it has to be easier than the experiences I’ve had over the last few months. I knew it was coming. So now that it’s here, I am just going to have to do the best I can dealing with it. I’m sure I’ll find a way to make it a part of my life.

Adjustments are never easy, they are almost always a bit uncomfortable. But they pass. It just takes a bit of time and practice. So here is to opening up a new door this year. I hope whatever you are involved in that you are having fun, learning, and stretching yourself a bit to overcome the space you feel you are in.

Thanks for reading!