I have recently realized that if I don't take action soon I could very easily become the crazy dog lady.
Lacey the Labrador and I have parted ways, but after a full five weeks in each other's company I have picked up a few bad habits. I talked to the dog, a lot, by the end of our time together.
Sad, but true.
My sister also took a fantastic picture of me surrounded by three dogs over break. All of us gathered around a love seat.
Many days I don't even bother getting dressed unless something important draws me out of the house.
I enjoy knitting and cooking. I even made gingerbread cookies (albeit with a friend) and distributed them to my neighbors in the retirement community.
Things aren't looking good for the future.
In light of this realization, I am putting together an action plan to overcome the hurdles between and a normal adult life. It's not going to be easy, but I have faith.
Step 1: Find humans with whom to have conversations with during the day. Don't have unnecessary conversations with dogs. I have a cell phone for a reason.
Step 2: Get dressed every day, no matter what I have to do. And maybe make up the face as well. Preferably before lunch time.
Step 3: Make some new friends. Or spend more time with the friends I have. Or both. Basically, I need more of a social life.
Step 4: Maybe even go on a date, preferably not a blind date - those are just awkward. This is a pretty big reach, but it should really help me in avoiding the crazy-dog-lady thing.
Step 5: I am really running out of steps. Suggestions?