Step Out: The Summit

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Today I got to visit The Summit in Grand Prairie which is a recreational facility for people fifty and over. My husband found out about it and let me know (he’s 42). I had no idea they had something like this in my city. I was really impressed. To be honest, it reminded me a lot of a program I used to be in at the Dallas VA Hospital.

They have so many clubs and things to do. This is JUST what I need in my retirement! I’ve been looking for something like this to help me manage my days so that I’m not just sitting around looking at my dog!

I was looking at the schedule for August and there are trips, club meetings and there is even a movie theater onsite. It’ a shame that I can’t enjoy the facility with my husband, but it does give me the opportunity to step out on my own and do something just for me.

This morning I only spent an hour there, but I got to use the indoor walking track. It was great to walk inside. I had a view of the surrounding area and the pool while walking. Next, I’ll have to walk and then tackle the fitness machines. There was even a place there to get water and small plates.

Even though I’ve only been one time, I recommend The Summit to anyone living in Grand Prairie or the surrounding area to check it out. They have memberships for residents and non-residents.

Depression and Anxiety:You Just Don’t Get it, Do You?!

You know, it’s really hard to explain depression and anxiety to people. You’re worried about everything and nothing at the same time! Other people don’t really understand how hard a thing can be for you when it’s so easy for them. It’s hard for them to understand how your mind is always going 100mph!

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I thank God for the support that I have in my husband and family. I pray that anyone reading this has a good support system in place for when things get tough.

What are some things that your support system does for you when things get hard?

My Passion is Back!

Yesterday was a good day! Looking in from the outside, you wouldn’t notice anything remarkably different, but mentally, I feel like I’ve gotten my passion back.

I’ve been retired now for 3 years, and you would think it would be easy, but a lot goes into it. Since I suffer from depression and anxiety, my mind being idle for too long is not the best. I’ve tried arts and crafts, exercise, reading, but most of the time I would end up just watching tv or cleaning.

I made a decision yesterday to focus more on this blog and to add something new to it. I’m trying to step out of my comfort zone. I know some of you know how hard that can be!

I’m so grateful to God for every blessing He has put in my life, and I promise to use each one of them for His praise!