Today’s taking care of myself moment was about saying yes to friends. I often feel alone and isolated due to being a single parent who doesn’t work outside of the house and has no queer community or best friend. I wallow in it sometimes, usually after trying and failing to make new friends or get old ones to hang out. And sometimes when a friend invites us to something, I balk at the energy and planning (and money) involved. But today I said yes.
My friend got free tickets for the Renaissance Festival so I said Yes to going with her. I faced some ghosts and went. Wallace fell asleep on the way there, my friend was late meeting us, and it was ridiculously muddy and crowded, but I said yes. It was Wallace’s first time and I’m sure I haven’t been in over ten years. I wanted to go slow and let Wallace and the other kids explore, but we had a time limit. I should have said yes to going earlier in the season but oh well. At least we went now!