I am anticipating that this is going to be a fantastic summer. In my last post I told you about my pool. Having the pool open is great therapy for me. Every day, when I get home from work, I get into the pool to vacuum it out. At 33′ it’s too big to vacuum the whole thing from the deck. The water is warm enough to be comfortable in it, and I love feeling the sun on me. I take my time, and I actually enjoy doing this. When I am done I’ll stay in the pool for a while, and then sit on the deck and look at the pool. I am very blessed that we have this pool, and the days I am not able to go to Rock Haven this is my alternate therapy. I anticipate that the pool will be open until mid September, so there are 3 more months of this joy.
Speaking of Rock Haven, with the exception of one week-end when I was out of town, I have been able to spend one day each week-end there. In a previous post I told you about the website that I developed for them. It is producing results. One couple had looked at the old website, and from the old photos decided that it looked too old and run down to visit. Then they saw the new website, with the new photos, and decided to visit. They had a great time and will be returning. The reactions from the residents who live there, and the members, has been very positive. The old website was not a good representation of what Rock Haven is. The new website is clean and modern, and really showcases the relaxed family atmosphere.
There are people now who are visiting with their children. It is wonderful seeing them run around and play without a care in the world. I think about what it would have been like for me if I was able to do that growing up. These children are learning, just by being there, not everyone has a perfect body, and it’s OK. They will learn to not judge people by how they look, but by their actions. Rock Haven is the perfect place to learn this because everyone there treats everyone else with respect. There is not a day that goes by when I’m there that I don’t start a conversation with someone who I haven’t spoken with before. After a short while we’re speaking like we’ve known each other for years. There is not only shared respect, but shared trust. Obviously when I’m there I don’t have pockets, so I bring in a small bag with everything that I need for the day by the pool. In that bag is a wallet with my money, in case I want to buy lunch or a drink. When I go on my walks I leave the bag at the pool knowing that no one is going to touch it.
Work is still my biggest stressor. The company that I work for is wonderful. They know my situation, and the challenges that I face with concentration and memory, and they are providing me with work that I can be successful with. The stress comes from within. Since they are being so wonderful I want to provide a quality product for them and our clients. I’m not the person I used to be, and I’ve come to grips with the fact that I never will be, and sometimes I fall short. When that happens I just want to give up, but I don’t want to be that person, so I struggle though it. I tell myself that everyone makes mistakes, and it’s OK as long as you don’t keep making the same mistake (the same thing I used to tell my employees when I had employees working for me). It’s still hard to accept, but I’m working on it.
All in all, I’m really looking forward this this summer and soaking up as much Vitamin D from the sun as possible!