Gosh I missed last Wednesday’s happy post so we’ve got a blooming jam packed double whammy this week! Life has been delightfully jam packed in the most wonderful of ways, drinks and dinners with friends, Zumba on the beach on Sunday mornings - we’re getting quite the collection of moves… well, Cat Dad is. I tend to groove to my own tune and make it up as I go along but still have a WHALE of a time. Lot’s of joyful movement, fresh air, cat cuddles and tea. GOSH!
On Friday the podcast interview I did for Ally’s Continuously Brave Podcast went live and I was so so so SO nervous but the response has been amazing. Here’s the link if you fancy a listen, we chat about being diagnosed with a chronic illness, my own health battles and journeys, being a cat mum, a rubber thong, how the Cat Dad Wave started, my goal for the year and lots and lots and lots more.
I received such a thoughtful card from my beautiful friend Lucy who knows just when I need to hear something! My proposal for Body Image Education, focussing on how media influences how we perceive our own body image and comparison has been approved! Eeeeek! My first meeting to implement this is today! YAY!
We started rowing, which feels like such an accomplishment even though I keep wacking the oar of the person in front of me! Over the past few weeks I’ve started three very new to me activities: Ballet, Zumba and Rowing. It’s humbling being a beginner again; it’s incredibly grounding and I find I have to be so present and mindful that I don't have time to think about anything else at all. From now on I will always set myself the challenge of being a beginner in something, because it offers a layer of goodness quite like nothing else can provide in life. I’m proud of myself whilst frustrated and excited all at once, it’s an unusual feeling but one that I am truly leaning into.
We have totally been binge watching New Amsterdam season two which is just everything. There hasn’t been a single episode where I haven’t gotten all emotional and cried. Lucy and I have a new found love for WhatsApp voice messages, which quite frankly get really weird, really quickly. It' mainly consists of rambling our thoughts out loud, discussing the Cat Mum Podcast which we have wanted to launch for years now and me rapping, awfully, about anything Lucy says on Instagram Stories. It’s the perfect way for us to connect as we’re both very much non-stop at the moment.
I’m currently in the process of setting up Nourishing Soulfully Online Support Groups which will be totally private, made up of 5-6 members in each group, sharing experiences and stories as well as learning how to live a Nourishing Soulfully Life. If you’d like more info on these free support groups, please do get in touch! PHEW, I’m feeling pretty out of breath after getting all of the above out into the world.
I’m off to pick the waving cat dad up from the station now, we have noodles for dinner and will most certainly be finishing season two of New Amsterdam. I hope you’re having such a lovely Wednesday. May you find the little moments of wonderful in today.
Sending lots of love and cat cuddles your way,
Cat Mum x