Wednesday 11 January 2017

Seven Layer Night

Okay, so it was a might chilly, last night, in that it did dip down to somewhere in the mid -20 C’s. 

I layered up and yes abandoned the furnace early in the evening, but I am still here and everything is still attached.

I added an extra layer of clothes, so I ended up wearing seven layers of clothing along with my winter boots inside the trailer.

If you add up the quilts that was around me when I slept, then I was up to eleven layers above me and one extra layer below me (two if you count the bottom of the sleeping bag).

I was warm though, and made it through the night and could have handled it if the weather turns colder. (Not that I’m daring it to.)

For me the warning flags start to go up around the mid -30’s. That is when I would look for somewhere inside to stay (or someplace to plug in) and weather the weather.

According to some of the weather forecasters, this should be the coldest it gets, after this it should get ever warmer, if even by a bit.

As for me, I will indeed take this one day at a time, one night at a time and just make it through to the warmer weather when I can start to peel off the layers, eventually leading me to be in just shorts.

On a side note, my attitude has taken a beating but for the most part I am staying positive. I have my moments of frustration and general bitchiness, but they pass.

Mostly they pass with me focussing and forcing myself to calm down and focus on the positive things. It is a struggle, but for the most part I am winning.

I find that if I focus too much time on the future and that property that I plan to buy, my attitude takes a turn for the worse. 

This is due to the fact that I must, even unconsciously, look at the stark contrast between where I want to be and where I am.

It is frustrating when the progress I make, however small, is marked in small increments which only happen every two weeks.

It is like taking a walk and only taking one step forward every two weeks. You feel like you are getting nowhere until you turn around and see how far you have come.

I know that I am making progress and constantly remind myself of that. 

I will persevere, and I will make it. I will be debt free this year and then I will save up to buy that property that I want. 

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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