It has been a week for me.
I had to pull Flirt out of her training class because she was getting too stressed out. And she did not do well in the doggy day camp so now I am looking at other alternatives. I am finding it difficult only because we have a routine and I want her to sort of stay on that routine and most places are just not flexible enough. And yes, I have become that overprotective pet parent.
I also had some tests done at the doctor and we are awaiting results. This is so hard for me. I don’t like waiting. But, there was good news too and my work to get healthier is still on track.
The big thing for me this week was seeing other people. Dinner with my parents, lunch with a friend. All in person.
It made me realize that this past year-ish has really changed me and my outlook on life. I find now that I don’t need as much connection with people. Being out in public really drains me. Now, that we are getting back into the world, I am finding that I need to temper it more than in the past because I am much healthier when I have my me time at home. I do still need that connection and I will admit, it has been really nice to hug people again. I really missed that. So now, I am figuring out how to balance that need to connect with the need to be by myself.
I am doing a stay-cation in a week and I am really excited for it. And I am making sure that I don’t overly schedule myself with other people. I have done that in the past and then realized at the end of the week, that I didn’t have enough time to do the things I needed to do for myself. And then I am more tired when I go back to work that when I left. So, I am making plans to do things on either end of my break but the rest of the time is for me and my projects.
How about you all? Are you finding that you are approaching the world differently after more than a year of this pandemic? And how are you dealing with it?
I hope you all have a beautiful week. Flirt and I are off to play with other greyhounds! 🙂