Tea(-4) Time with Tracy: Week of November 27th
“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart!” – Vincent van Gogh
This is the quote I have decided to use in my yearbook. It says so much it such a short sentence. It speaks to me in my persistence and perseverance with what I have been through in the past year. I have been through a lot but I continue to seek. I continue to strive. Everything I do, I am in it with my whole heart…and that’s that.
It has been difficult with the loss of my dog Molly, but this week, my parents and I welcomed a new pet into our lives…a 7 month old Chinchilla that I have decided to name Walden. (Wally for short!) At first, I was extremely anxious in committing to a new pet and all the new responsibilities caring for the pet would entail. Every time I tried to pick Wally up, he would run to the back of his cage. He was never willing to let me even pet him. I worried he would never be the friendly and loving pet I had dreamed of having once more. Each day this week, I slowly let Wally smell my hand to become more familiar with me and my scent. I wanted to assure him that I am his friend, and that I will be caring for him. I even gave him a raisin as a treat, which he seems to love very, very much. I wanted to reward him for all of his progress and how far he has come in the past week. Friday was the first time that I took him out of his cage. He was so loving and calm, to my surprise. I held him firmly, without squeezing him too tightly. My intention was to let him know that he is in no danger, and that I am here to protect him. I have grown to love that little chinchilla…he puts a smile on my face.
Find something you are passionate about…something to bring you joy and happiness. That may be the best advice I could give.
Sending much love and support your way,
Please note: Tea(-4) Time with Tracy is now transitioning into a semimonthly column. Stay tuned for changes in the next two weeks 🙂