Graduation time I was barely walking. Every step was painful, every moment on my feet caused pain to radiate from my feet and up through my legs. During school and before I gained lots of weight and was no longer able to be the active person I wanted be at the age of 24.
Two months later, I’m walking. Not just walking but I got cleared to do exercises other than swimming last week. (There’s stipulations, but this is still super exciting!) There’s measurable improvement in my foot and every week they’re adding things to my physical therapy, they tend to be very painful, I get teased about bringing my squeeze ball to therapy because it keeps me from flailing about on the table. A new pair of shoes has also played a HUGE part in my recovery. It sounds so cheesy, but seriously people, these shoes changed my life. I plan to get a leather version for work– as soon as I’m working.
I’ve been doing a lot of photography, quite a bit of cooking for my family and with Kurt, and in the coming weeks I’ll be seeing family I haven’t spent time with in ages. I’ve missed two weddings and a baby out in the midwest and so much of my family in the Bay area.
I am so thankful for this time to rest, recover, and study– not to mention sort through all my stuff that I’ve held onto through the years. Next year will see another move to a new state, a new job, and a much smaller living space for quite some time.
Thanks for reading!