Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. As I have shared with you in past articles, I signed up with meetup.com approximately 1 year ago. I signed up with meetup.com to expand my opportunities to develop community, practice social skills and learn from people through attending meetup group event activities.
Over the summer I have had the opportunity to attend 10 different pool parties and other group event activities. My experience has given me the opportunity to visit with people, make acquaintances and develop relationships. Over the past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend one of those pool parties as well as another group event — at a another members home. Both event activities proved to be rewarding and empowering.
On Monday morning I reflected upon my experiences during these events. In the process of reflecting I took an inventory of my interactions with people and situations. I took an inventory to look at patterns because I had been feeling – emotionally and spiritually – uncomfortable. I took an inventory to examine patterns in my relationships and interactions – with people – in social settings.
In my experience, taking inventories of my interactions with situations and with specific individuals is not to keep people out, but to keep me in. Inventories empower my ability to set healthy boundaries to maintain healthy relationships — with other people and with myself.
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