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The new me

The new me - Natividad Meyers

Yesterday evening I had guests for dinner. I had four people over. My sister, her boyfriend, one of my work colleagues and her husband. It was the first time when I hosted someone. I never had guests here. It took me too long to unpack. Also since I don’t like cooking, I did not feel comfortable inviting people over for dinner and offering them take out food.

Though my sister convinced me there was nothing wrong in that. Thus I ended up having them over for dinner and for games night.

Yes, yesterday we declared open the games night on Thursday. Since we were all fan of board games, we agreed to meet once a week and play our favorite game: Settlers of Catan. I had the game, but my sister had to go bring the extension for it, as we were more than four players.

We had lots of fun. We played three games and laughed as I haven’t done it in years.

That’s when I realized I missed having friends, interacting more with people. After my divorce, I was really down. I went through a bad depression and I had no wish of spending time with others. All I wished for was solitude. I enjoyed being alone, trying to sort my thoughts and find my peace.

Once I tucked my demons into bed, I let my little sister convince me that it was time to look for other people’s company. I know she always cared for me despite I haven’t been the nicest person with her. I apologized for that. Anyway, that passed, it’s water under the bridge.

After seeing how much I enjoyed yesterday's’ entertainment I told myself I needed to go out more. Therefore next week I am planning to go out clubbing with my sis and two of our friends. Just like back in the days when we are young. Luckily their husbands and partners are fine babysitting the kids.

Tonight I am meeting one of my old friends at theFitness Center Mississauga. I thought it was about time to accept her long overdue invitation to go attend her class. When I looked at myself in the mirror I noted that I have gained some extra weight. No wonder my jeans felt a bit tight on me!

Now that I feel I am going back to my old self, I feel less worried about my future. I take it easy, one day at the time.


The author:


Writer, journalist and blogger, Natividad Meyers welcomes you into her world. After publishing her first essay, she gained a certain notoriety and now writes in the web 2.0. As well as her blog, she also writes for several sites, where among other things, she has a column on health and wellness.