Morning Walk


As I take Luna on her morning walk I think about the many ways in which I belong.

For starters, I belong in my family, somewhat. There has been a tension between me and my mom since the day I was born.

But that’s ok because I belong in my apartment building.

By belonging I mean that a person is recognizable within a crowd. If they don’t know your name they know your face.

I belong in the neighborhood with the other dog walkers. Dog people will wave a friendly hello to each other.

I belong at my IOP program and also at the local drop-in center.

Soon I hope to belong to a church.

Maybe frequent the counter of the local diner for morning coffee.

As I continue to adjust to living as a single I find that belonging to a number of different groups helps me to thrive and survive.

Inclusion feels nice is what I’m trying to say.

5 thoughts on “Morning Walk

  1. Ashley beat me to the comment section with my comment!😂I’m glad you’re finding a sense of belonging and your dog is adorable.🥰Thank you for sharing.✨

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Amber. Your input is always appreciated 😊 💕

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  2. And you also belong here on WordPress in the blogging community.

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    1. Thank you Ashley! You are a dear! I love the connections I’ve managed to make. I feel lucky and also feel close to the people 😊 💕

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