The Walk a Mile for a Smile fundraising Walk took place this morning. I walked 10 km in 2.5 hours – I’m exhausted now but thrilled I did it!
I blogged a few months ago about the walk I am organizing, and it is getting closer and things have changed slightly with it.
Due to my move, it is going to be a virtual walk and despite me wanting it to be a 4 day event, that just wasn’t feasible. So it’s now a virtual walk that will have the last day to take place of September 25 2021. Since it’s a virtual walk, I am suggesting that whenever anyone wants to do the walk, they can go ahead and do it, and to post a video of it on my social media pages. Donation information will be forthcoming.
Yesterday was my Dad’s funeral and because of the weather and it being outside, we had a 15 minute service. It was nice and we all went to brunch. My family drives me crazy but it was nice to be all together ❤.
But today was me day. I rented a car and took off for the day. Went for a drive and had breakfast at one of my favourite places, Angel’s Diner.
Came home and did some cleaning. Then I took off again. Some shopping and driving down to the beach. It was surreal at the waterfront. The fog was slowly lifting and it made for some amazing views.
I ended up on a patio, enjoyed an early dinner of a Pickerel Po’boy sandwich. It was a perfect me day. Sometimes we need mental health days to reset our minds.
I don’t do this very often, as I don’t have a car. Rented one for the past couple of days and definitely made it worth my while!
I am a big supporter for mental health awareness. My children have both suffered with mental health issues over the years – depression, anxiety, and addiction. I have been there for them through all the pain and anxiety they went through. And I want to do something to show them that I am still there for them no matter what.
Last year, during the height of the pandemic, I decided I wanted to raise money for the Food Banks of Ontario, and I created a recipe book containing recipes from friends and family. It was a big success for me, and the sales of the cookbook raised over $800 for the local Food Banks.
This year, with the pandemic causing so much anxiety for people as it drags on, I want to do something more. I want to get my community involved and want to raise awareness of the stress the lockdowns are causing. So I am organizing a walk to take place in September.
I will be doing the walk – approximately 80 km, over four days, from September 24 to 27 2021, in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Mental health affects all of us in some way, and with Covid-19 causing so many people to suffer with mental health issues, this is the perfect time to do something to help others.
I am striving to help as many people as possible and to let everyone know that we are all in this together!