I was not able to stay at work on Tuesday of this last week. I wasn’t tracking properly. I was having a difficult time understanding what people were saying and I felt my mental acuity was dulled. I felt I wasn’t being of benefit to anyone because what one might have expected of me usually was not at all what I was able to deliver that day. It was weird. It was kinda like my brain,… was in a way telling me to take a rest.
So, I went home. I took another shower. It had only been 5 hours since my 1st shower of the day, but I said aloud to myself as I looked at myself in the mirror, “Let’s try this again. Wash the first part of this day away.”
I decided since I was going to be taking a day for myself I would take myself to the DMV and update my drivers licence to my new name. I am officially Angel Rene Zamudio. A tiny little secret about the author of Apozitude, my birth name was Angela Rene Zamudio. No offense to my mom and dad, but I just never felt like an Angela. I have ALWAYS gone by Angel and I just wanted it to be official. I want all my doctors to call me Angel. I want everyone in every situation to be clear on the fact that I am Angel not Angela and it is now legal and official. It feels so good.
Doing this on that day when I felt I wasn’t a benefit to anyone totally turned my whole day around. I went to the social security office after the DMV and it took me maybe 5-7 minutes to apply for a replacement SS card. I was so happy at that point I couldn’t decide what to do. I thought I’d go to a coffee shop and write but it didn’t feel right. I was hesitant to go home because the house was empty, but I just didn’t know what to do, so I headed in the direction of home. At a light I noticed Keri had sent me a text, “call me when you can”. I pulled over and called.
Guess what!!! She called Judy, the breeder we got Waffles from 12 years ago and Judy has two mommy dogs that are expecting to deliver in October. That means we will have a puppy by Christmas time and that puppy will be a blood relative to Waffles. We are so excited and it feels so good to focus on something that brings us both so much joy. If it feels good focus on it more.