The graphic above is inspired by an amazing soul who I came across this week. Her name is Lex and she is a digital nomad who travels the country with her dog Riot living in a cargo trailer. She’s definitely had some life experiences from her husband passing away, to becoming sober, and more. You can check them out on her Blog and YouTube channel.
This week my best friend was rushed to the Emergency Room for sharp shooting pains in his side. I got the txt from his wife and immediately headed over. He has a history of aneurysms in his family so we were very scared. When I got there he had calmed down a bit from thrashing in pain and was pretty high on morphine. Sitting there waiting for the results of the ct scan with his wife, I couldn’t help think how in a blink of an eye life could just end. The physician finally appeared and said they have an answer on what was going on – a kidney stone. Never thought I’d be so happy to hear my friend has a kidney stone. His wife shed tears of joy, since a couple of his relatives had died from aneurysms.
Between that and my son, Bob, getting a blood clot recently, I’m realizing how precious this life is. I spend a fair amount of time fearing this and fearing that and maybe not enough time living 100%. There’s an increased urge to make a big change in my life. Still working through that …more to come hopefully soon.
(Bob is doing well. Blood thinners are starting to work we think. Swelling in his arm has come down a bit. We see the hematologist on Friday.)
Week 19 of 52
I’m not as “on” as I’d like to be on my endeavors, but that’s usually the case between what I come up with in my head to the actual reality of getting it done. I switched over to using the Peloton app which has strength training modules with weights. I’ve been enjoying that and changing things up keeps me from getting bored and also good for the muscles. Each time is a new routine. Cooking is going well. Bob and I are enjoying the fruits of my labor (Hello Fresh) and are always surprised on how tasty the meals come out. When I first started cooking if it called for a whole onion or vegetable I’d only use half thinking that’s way to much. Not anymore though. I’m learning – yum yum. My German is definitely something that slips from week to week. Sometimes I reach the mark, often I don’t. Such is life and the priority we place on things.
Randomness: So blue butterflies have been a thing lately popping into my life from emojis to pictures I’ve come across. Something about this particular shade of blue surrounded by a deep black border that jazzes me! It’s whole inspiration of change, growth, and beauty definitely relates to our journey here. Thinking maybe my next tattoo … : )
One last thing for my sober heroes…came across this on Instagram
Sending hugs and love to you all,
* For a bit of context for my 52 week challenge check out these links – You did the best you could? and Going for it 52 Week Challenge!
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