My trip to Edmonton was great. Flight on time, no lost luggage, clean taxi and a really awesome room waiting for me when I arrived! Arrived at the B & B around 7 local time and was so darned hungry that I threw my bag in the room, changed shoes and ventured out in search of dinner. You can imagine my delight when I found a really nice diner not far down the street. It was a really warm and inviting place and I happily settled into a corner table and had the best meatloaf and mashed potatoes I’ve tasted in a while. Ahhhhhh…comfort food. I did not linger too long as I was pretty tired and so made my way back to the B&B after stopping into a store for a couple of LARGE bottles of water and then a nice chai from the Second Cup. Bliss….with much more to come! This place is right next to a chocolate store, an italian gellato/coffee place and a specialty tea store!!! I am in heaven!
I’ll admit that the days leading up to this one have been stressful for me. Tons of emotion as I process new things that have come up a result of doing the online course. There were some moments when I feared I was not ready for this but then I realized that it was my mind playing tricks. Facing fear is a part of eradicating it. The past is just that. Past. Gone. As I mindfully process and then release each thing I become stronger and stronger. I am SO ready to get out there and help raise awareness and enable others to identify and then DO something to help stop child sexual abuse.
I am settling in to my environment and myself!