The Sunday Post: Breathing Room

In today’s post, as promised, I’m sharing a few more pictures from our outing to Chattooga Belle Farms. The slideshow below includes a few of my favorites, some of which Jeremy took when I asked him to hold my camera for a while.

As I wrote earlier, it was a great opportunity to just do nothing but enjoy each other’s company. Each of us has problems to work on, futures to consider, relationships to nurture or dismiss, but once in a while it’s good to just be in the moment and focus on the now.

But now that I’m a little more settled in my space I can look ahead and start working on a plan. I need to make a plan, first of all. It doesn’t have to be a complicated plan because it doesn’t take much to make me happy. What else do I need to make my space a home? Is this where I want to stay a while?What will I look for when I’m ready to date? I was thinking about the qualities that should be on my list and came up with the standard ones that most people look for: a good communicator, a sense of humor, humility, kindness, compassion, loyalty, passion, and trust and honesty. I’ve decided that last one is the most important one right now. My heart is still very tender and I need to be able to trust someone with it.

I’m not saying I’m ready for that yet. Still need to spend some time on my own. I should take a class or take a couple solo road trips. Of course the pandemic is a bit of a roadblock right now but hopefully that won’t last forever. I’m due for a trip north soon, back to the office, and I don’t know how that will go yet or how welcome I will feel. I still consider Fredericksburg home after spending the last thirty years of my life there. I need to make a trip to my first home, Panama, soon, too. That one is a little more complicated but very important.

So while I figure out these next few weeks and months I’m going to continue to breathe like everyone keeps telling me I should do.

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