One of my library co-workers has a pool and she knows how much I love swimming. A few weeks ago she told me I could come over and swim anytime, I’m always welcomed at their home.
On Friday I decided to go swimming after work (full-time job). It was 90 with a real feel of 99 and swimming felt so good. Cannonballing and swimming for two hours felt great.
On Saturday evening, we had violent storms (Saturday was 95 with a real feel of 110) and yesterday was much cooler. Although it was only 75, I decided to go back to the pool yesterday. The water was much warmer than the air and it felt good to stay in the water, do some laps, swim around and cannonball.
My co-worker took me home on both days and sat with me for a little bit. Swimming cheered me up, but that wasn’t the only thing that cheered me up. I am loved and appreciated. I love and appreciate myself.
The anxiety has melted off and I decided that I am going to dial it down. There’s no need to be anxious about one of the things I was worried about. I am myself. I am enough. I am kind, I am caring, I am empathic, I am worthy. I am liked for being Jessica and there’s no need to be anything else.
Can’t wait to swim next weekend! 🙂
Oh, it’s a special anniversary today! It’s Calvin and Hobbes’s first Inkday! I can’t believe it’s been a year already! They still look great; Marz did such a great job last year.