I have to dig deep for the “goods” this week because mentally, this week was pretty bad.
I am starting to make myself comfortable with the idea that I may need grief counseling. Perhaps that is what “stay strong” means – seek help.
Sahana and I had some good conversations about her future. It gives me immense pleasure to hear, and sometimes counsel about what she wants to do in life. She is seeing more people her age after a hiatus of close to 2 years. That makes me happy.
Ryan was sick at the beginning of the week. He got a Covid test. The result was negative and he is on the mend.
I have started reading The Book of Delights by Ross Gay. These are a compilation of short essays by the poet to mark all that which brings him delight. This is the exercise I am doing as well but I do not possess the poet’s eye for detail or his lyrical prose. The essays do inspire me to “look” more actively. They are wonderful.
After a year and a half, one of my book clubs at work will be meeting in person. Strangely, I am looking forward to it and also not. It will be odd to have an hour long discussion in person but it will be lovely to see everyone.
At work, we ordered Indian food for lunch on Friday.
We went out as a family for dinner on Saturday after many weeks. And also on Sunday before we dropped off Ryan at his dorm. We do not go out as a family any more due to schedules and commitments. It was especially nice to be together and laugh.
Sean and I went for a hike on Sunday morning. The day was perfect and being in nature brought me peace of mind.
I have been consciously meeting my step goals each day.
After many, many months I attempted to write a book review for my work blog.
Hope your list of “goods” is long. Have a great week.