I’m grateful I was able to take my older daughter down to southern California to meet her boyfriend’s parents. My ex and I weren’t comfortable with her taking the trip the first time on her own and I’m glad I had the time and ability to join her. I was able to spend one on one time with my daughter, had a delicious dinner and wonderful evening with her boyfriend’s parents, and was able to have alone time where I wasn’t focused on my job or household errands on my days off.
I’m grateful I was able to work out for a second day at a hotel gym. There’s something about being able to listen to podcasts while lifting weights that brings about confidence, higher self-esteem, and feeling physically stronger. I was surprised that even though I haven’t lifted in a couple of months, I was not only able to start off at the level I was doing previously, but I could also lift a bit more. I attribute that to yoga, which still catches me off guard as my old beliefs were that yoga wasn’t as good as other types of exercise.