The other day I was sitting at home bored to tears. To be completely honest I was feeling sorry for myself because I was bored and I had ‘nothing’ to do. Feeling this way is not something I’m used to so I didn’t even recognize, at first, that I was wallowing around on my pity pot. My mother always called it a pity pot and I cannot tell you how much I hated that phrase. Maybe that is why I rarely let myself wallow in that emotion. Picture a pig wallowing in mud.

The last time I mentioned to someone about how much there is to do in Port St. Joe they complained there might be for adults but not for teens. They complained that teens had no where to go and hang out. This wonderful little town has so much to do, especially for teens. There is fishing, baseball, football, basketball, band, choir, art clubs, and the beach! Each week there is something new. Outdoor concerts, art and photography shows, and almost everything is free! There are an amazing number of part-time jobs available for teens and chores at home. There are volunteer opportunities at the animal shelter, the senior center, and the nursing home. There is family time, learning to cook and going to visit grandma. Some of my favorite memories were movie night with my kids. We rented that big VCR player and rented the VCR movie. Sometimes we could get a deal and rent 3 movies for the price of 2! Don’t forget to rewind! We popped popcorn, brought in all the blankets and pillows to the living room floor and settled in for a fun night together.

If you or your teen is looking for something to do, call us at Cross Shores Care Center! We have a lot of fun things to do! What did I do on my “bored” day? I went to the beach and made a list of all the things I wanted to learn how to do. Since then I have learned the basics of snorkeling. I also want to kayak in the bay and learn how to fish! Remember to treat everyone with importance and always be kind