“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