This is from a few days ago now, but I am posting it as a reminder to myself, and for anyone else who might need the same reminder right now.
January has been a struggle for a lot of us. It is already a cold, often depressing time of year, but when you layer a pandemic and social restrictions on top, it really compounds the feeling of isolation for some.
I have much to celebrate for January, I was able to go on several adventures this month, both in my truck and on foot. I was able to spend time with my family and make new memories. I have a roof over my head and food in my cupboards. I am thankful for these things.
I feel blessed to live in a place where only minutes from my house I can feel inspired by the natural beauty I am surrounded by.
January also brought some unknowns. I saw an Orthopedic Surgeon about my knee, and was informed that I tore my meniscus AND my ACL and will likely need surgery. He referred me to a Sports Medicine Orthopedic surgeon and that appointment is coming up soon.
I called to confirm my appointment and was told that they were just given lots of OR time, so once he confirms I do need surgery, I will be going in for March!!! So now I am trying to wrap my head around preparing for surgery, organizing rides for my kids and how to deal with not being able to drive!
I have always been a very independent person, so asking for help and having to rely on others is never easy for me. I also love the ability to jump in my truck and go for a drive whenever the mood strikes me.
Fortunately, I am surrounded by some amazing friends and family and I know it will all work itself out. The kids will get to school, I will get to appointments. Life will go on and our Village will support us as we have supported them. That is what it is all about.💖
This was a very different kind of post today, but thank you for reading! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this challenging time.