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.
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!
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?
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!