altitude sickness, Being back, Breckenridge, fear of heights, feeling free, love of thrill, skiing
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
I have been back from my vacation in Breckenridge, Colorado for one week now, but it feels more like an old memory. Work, family, life takes over immediately.
Before my trip I was not even sure if I was going to be able to ski due to my issues with back, hip and TOS-neck/shoulder/arm pain. I am glad to say that I skied and took lessons 4 afternoons.
On the last day the instructor took us on blues and I could feel the fear creeping in. When that happens I lose my form and everything starts hurting. So later when he decided to go on harder blues I decided that was enough for me. I just aspire to be more comfortable on skis and go at my own pace. I really have no desire to do harder blues and blacks at this point, if that happens it happens. It is not necessary for me to be enjoy skiing.
I love the thrill, the challenge and the freedom of skiing! So just being there on skis is amazing to me.
While there I met with couple of guys that had contacted me through an ad I placed on Craigslist. And I must stress here that I am extremely safe when being on Craigslist. I only communicate with people that I can ascertain that they are who they say they are.
I met 3 guys. Went to dinner with 2 and they were perfect gentlemen. The third one we had met in the afternoon and were supposed to go to dinner later but I decided not to go through with it as his intentions seemed very different than mine.
The only minor issue I had on the trip was the altitude sickness. I never felt 100%. I had some dizziness, headaches and was short of breath daily. This will make me stay away from Colorado for awhile.
All in all my trip was a success and I was very happy I went!
I was back for 2 days, happy to be in my own bed, then storm Stella was making its way to NY and I had to stay in a hotel in NY City to be close to work for 2 nights. I wasn’t planning on it so I hadn’t packed any clothes or anything. The only store open was Duane Read, so I had to make do with what they had to sell. So for 2 days I were men’s undershirt, men’s sock and underwear (women’s) from Duane Read. I loved the socks. From now on I may only buy Duane Read’s men’s socks.
Now that I am back I am seeing an Eastern Medicine doctor for my issues. I have seen him twice. He did acupuncture, cupping, a few chiropractic moves and taught me an exercise to do at home. I see some improvement. The back and hip are doing great, the collarbone is still protruding, which I don’t expect to go back in place any time soon, and I still have the feeling of the muscles being pulled down and the numbness of the arm at night. I figure it will take time to be 100% again.
My dating life has been very active this past week. I will write about it on my next post.
Everyone please have a wonderful week ahead. No matter what life throws at you, smile and keep forgiveness and peace in your heart!
“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city” – Roman Payne