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Having Alone Time

wp-1595701401269920908206420798652.pngI am an outgoing person, a definite extrovert. Just ask anyone who knows me! I do not have a problem meeting people and getting involved in activities–whether or not I am good at them! I do not mind taking on a leadership role, and I especially don’t mind assigning tasks to make sure things get done (that’s my natural bossy self).

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So now that I am retired, (as I told you here) I am wondering what to do with my free time. Should I volunteer again? When we lived in Carlsbad, NM and I started teaching at the age of 50, I became a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), was the education liaison with the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force, held various offices with the American Association of University Women, and a handful of other things. My kids would joke that if I went to a meeting in town I would probably come back as the president. I could definitely do things like that in Granbury. But do I want to do that with my time? MY TIME. Hmmm.

being alone2 I told Rick last week that I was going to go to our cabin in Ruidoso. By myself. And here I am! I feel bad that he has to work and cannot go–kinda. I think I’ve decided to be a bit selfish. And I think that COVID-19 has contributed to that. For the last four months I have been cut off from family and friends, with few exceptions. I have become comfortable being by myself when Rick’s at work and doing things solo, like my daily walks and kayaking. I realize that some people struggle with being alone. I have a girl-friend who struggles with it so much that she’s been married three times! But I feel that if being alone is a want-to and not a have-to we all need to experience it. Having the freedom to do what you want (eating, sleeping, reading), when you want, and where you want is a privilege, and I plan on taking advantage of it often.

Does being alone bother you, or do you prefer it? I’d love to hear!

Essential Oils: I still LOVE and will continue to promote Young Living Essential Oils! Let’s get back to basics.

YLeucalyptus Eucalyptus is an essential EO (I think that’s redundant!) to have. YL’s is steam distilled from this native Australian plant. Actually, YL has three: Radiata, Globulus, and Blue. All three have a clean, refreshing scent that is wonderful with health issues. Mix a few drops with a carrier oil and rub around (not in) the ear for an earache. Do the same and apply to the chest for congestion relief. Because of its antiseptic properties it can be applied to wounds, cuts, and burns. And of course, it’s great in a diffuser and helps with mental clarity.

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