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So, my new plan is forming. I done some thinking and some research. I also talked to my therapist and she gave me a few ideas. My biggest weakness is that I cannot over-schedule, over-commit, or over-stress myself. I need to pace myself.
I have found some events to attend – a gardening as therapy event at the library and the next monthly Garden Club meeting. Of course they are only two days apart. I hope to get my husband to go to the first one with me as it is on a Sunday. He might.
Going forward I hope to join the garden club, but their year runs September – June. They only have two more meetings this spring. I am also going to keep my eyes out for more events at the library.
So if I find an event or two there each month, add the garden club meetings, that will get me out of the house more. I should actually learn some things there too.
That's my first step. I also plan to reach out to the Senior Center to see if I can do something there. My therapist suggested starting a knitting/needlework group there. They already have a knitting group that meets at the exact same time as my other knitting group at the cancer support center.
However, I am not sure I want to commit myself to another weekly obligation. Well, its not that I don't want to commit, its that I am not sure I am physically able to commit to one. (See that's the problem….)
Starting in April, gardening season will begin and I can fill my time outside. No I can't plant anything until mid-May but I can plan and prepare. I have already started my snapdragons inside.
Then I have a friend coming to visit in May. I will go to the beach to visit another friend in June for a few days. More travel over the summer.
This is a start. The plan will continue to come together.
This is me getting my mental state together again and forming a new plan.