It was a good trip even though I battled through some anxiety at times. Some of the highlights included working out at the gym watching "I Love Lucy" and "The Golden Girls" from the treadmill, communicating with my mom about my anxiety and getting support from her, going to Canada and golfing as well as getting Baby Bananaface his first haircut, and playing in the pool with my family.
Here are some pics captured by my mom throughout the trip, there are a few repetitive ones and quite a variety but I felt like some were too good not to share!
|All of us at my alma mater, Western Washington Uni.|
I got a new sweatshirt that I've been wanting for months-
|The hubs and BB enjoying the pool|
|Apparently Mom took a shot of me in the pool-|
I look so happy I'm even comfy sharing
the pic even with me in a bathing suit!
|The hubster had some very angry energy|
with his very aggressive swings...
I happened to find him a perfect keepsake
afterward-an angry golfing Donald Duck ornament!
|Can't golf without a binkie!|
|Action shot. He held onto that golf ball|
nearly the entire time!
|This reminds me of Godzilla for some reason :o)|
|Baby Bananaface preparing for takeoff|
at his first haircut-he really enjoyed the
"Dora the Explorer" on the TV!
|Me and my parents happily observing|
|Not phased at all-totally chill the entire time!|
|The "after" picture :o)|
|The hubs and I playing around |
with Mom's "Snapchat" app thingy face-swap!
I used a lot of my DBT skills throughout the vacation and I think it contributed to me enjoying the trip more. I also really appreciated being able to use the skills to reach out to my husband and my family for support as I struggled with some anxiety instead of keeping quiet and trying to hide my truth.
Speaking of DBT, I had class tonight that was the end of a module and involved the graduation of 3 ladies that I really appreciate having in class and am going to miss quite a bit... I decided to be brave and wrote them each a little note with my contact information so maybe I'll hear from them and we'll stay in touch. We shall see! I think this is an example of one of the ways DBT is helping me and I'm growing as a person and I'm really grateful for that :o)
In other news, I start TMS tomorrow and see one of my friends from college/childhood so gonna be a busy day! I'm scared but trying to believe in myself and stay calm and focused and just do my best.
Mega post out!