This has been the hardest section for me to write. What about me? I'm probably like you in a lot of ways. I have passions and fears and loved ones and big things I want to accomplish.
After too many miserably, failed relationships, I finally found my person! So, I took the leap and married my husband Christopher, February of 2021 after only eight months together. He is a really wonderful man and partner, in every way. The person who's crazy matches mine. The person who's idea of happiness matches mine. I just wish my strength and stamina matched his! Maybe it's the former Army Ranger thing, or the contractor thing... But even our leisure activities are missions with goals we must reach. Kayaking is not merely kayaking. It's a mission to reach the bridge, or the lake or to get around that island! A backroads country drive turns into a trek up to the Canadian border then to Vermont for dinner then home. With many scenic stops along the way. There's literally a check list in this man's head, all the time! And he works harder than he plays. He doesn't stop busting his ass for these plans we made together, that we intended to be done, TOGETHER.
Oye! I want so badly to match his efforts. I'm telling you... I'm ready to do whatever it takes to make that happen.
Maybe like you, maybe not, I'm pushing through pain. It's been thirty plus years of chronic pain that started as endometriosis at the age of twelve. After several surgeries, ending in two major ones, I'm told the endo is gone. The pain I'm experiencing now is from cysts and scar tissue. With the pain came exhaustion, fatigue, lack of focus and of course, weight gain.
Screw it! I'm done with it. I gave the doctors more than three decades to fix it. Now I'm trying a more holistic approach. Anti-inflammatory diet, yoga, meditation etc.
I'm excited to find out what life will look like, what life will become when I put all my power and energy into the determination I need, which has been lacking for so long! I'm excited to be bringing you all on this adventure. As we turn a bus into a tiny home, as we explore before and after the bus is done and as we get me healed, healthy and living life the way I choose.