And, it’s official, I’m taking the month of September off to be completely selfish. Yep, 100% selfish. I need it at this point, and I don’t need any extra testosterone to muddy the plans I have for fall.
We’ve already talked about the ever-so-slightly terrible awful that happened a few weeks back (Thanks, Hil, for the name). And, at the point where I wrote that post, I was just sad and trying to pick up the pieces from an unexpected turn of events where someone that I thought wanted to spend some quality time in my life made an abrupt exit.
Good News: That sad, broken moment has passed. Bad News: It’s shifted to pure disappointment after this week’s turn of events. I am disappointed that for some honesty is optional, disappointed that respect is only a possibility, and finally disappointed that I chose unwisely.
So… What does this upcoming Selfish September look like?
It’s man-free. A little man-cation, if you will. I don’t want to meet anyone, I don’t want to flirt with anyone. I don’t feel like online dating, and I plan to forget the man from the ever-so-slightly terrible awful exists.
I plan to spend time with friends and to enjoy gorgeous Colorado as fall sets in. I will travel to Chicago on a girls’ weekend, I will practice yoga, and I will meditate. I will heal. I will be healthy, despite drinking way too many Salted Caramel Mochas from Starbucks.
I plan to take my first Pure Barre class, and I will try other new fitness classes that look interesting and challenging to me. I’ll even shop a little bit for cute new fall boots and new shoes for the season.
Maybe I’ll even look for some energy healing to participate in. Hell, I’ll even read one of the many books I have sitting on my bookshelves. When I’m done with that, I’ll knit some fabulous woolen treats and maybe even a scarf for you… I know you’ve been wanting one of those bulky scarves I make.
I will cook more veggies, and experiment with many new recipes in the kitchen… and I’ll even get back on my normal blogging schedule and share all my healthy finds. I plan to also lose a few pounds while I am at it!
Doesn’t that sound like an amazing month???
Bottom line: I will feed my soul only with those things that serve me well throughout the entire month, and emerge SHINY, FRESH, and NEW on the other end. Ready for whatever might be on the agenda for October.
Truthfully, I just want to forget it all. All that was August. All that was disappointing. Every bit of it. I’m done with feeling the way I do right now, and look forward to this month changing over.
Never Again, says my girl Kelly Clarkson… Never Again. While KC is way harsh in this song, I think she’s onto something when she talks about that ring…
I’ll also say… my friends have been my rock through all this. I can’t even believe how lucky I am to have such wise women in my life and around every corner. I’m sick of hearing myself talk about it, and somehow you still listen.
Thank you for your encouragement, for your support, and for just being you! xoxo