Well it's week 5 and I feel pretty awesome. Not awesome enough to hoop though, I tried that yesterday and I think the stitches are too fresh still because they were uncomfortable. According to the doctor, it will take a total of 5-6 months for the stitches to fully dissolve.
It's been a very healing experience this surgery business, aside from the physical healing, I've become aware of many emotional scarring the situation produced.
And with that, my last follow up appointment is this Friday along with possibly my last 2 yoga classes to be taught here in Las Vegas. I'm a reverse transplant...so many people leave the Midwest to come here, but I'm the opposite. California I could do...but Nevada...our time is up.
I was planning on leaving the week of July 21, however, I am growing desperate and extremely anxious due to the heat.
Just today I went to run an errand. I thought I was going to die, it was only 97 degrees, in the grand scheme of things this is Las Vegas and triple digits are so very normal here. Today will top off at 102. I KNOW because I lived here for 10 years before, that the worst is yet to come. July can easily reach 115+ temps, so this is nothing. Here's some cement buckled in my neighborhood..just to give you taste :)
But you know what, I don't care. It's enough for me and I need to get out. This doesn't feel normal to me. My dog and I are basically quarantined for over 12 hours a day in one single air conditioned room. I barely sleep at night because I can't run the AC all night. I'm a light sleeper and it's just too loud.
Can you tell I'm frustrated??? LOL
Sorry friends, it's so hot I can't seem to vent enough! LOL
I spoke with one of my yoga students yesterday, we had an amazing class btw. And she was from the Bay Area. She moved here because it's cheaper, but still visits San Francisco every 4-6 weeks.
After 20 minutes, she told me I should move there, that the lifestyle would fit me.
That progressive thinkers and actions are so much more available, and I know that. And the end goal after getting this Master's degree is to end up in Northern California. It's OK if it's not the Bay, I met with a rep from UC Davis last year and they do in fact have a Geography Dept.
I'm going to apply for as many PhD programs as possible when the time comes.
I'd love to be several hours away from here...just not here.
We'll see. For now my focus is getting the trip back to Illinois ironed out, my driving buddy, packing the Upod, and lastly tying any loose ends here. Which honestly aside from saying good bye, there aren't any.
I hope I can work this summer at Stonehouse Farm again during the yoga retreats.
I long for the feeling of LOVING summer again, 14 years in a place where summer is celebrated, to this is a BIG change...a little too much for me.
Even if I only visit one street festival in Chicago, my summer will be made.
We had the Electric Daisy Carnival here this weekend, 10 years ago such an event might have interested me. Now I just find myself being irritated at all the people with EDC written in the back of their windows driving badly lol.
I do hope to do Coachella someday...hell, burning man for that matter....but then again...a week in the Nevada desert with NO AC??!!! Perhaps not.
And hey, this year I'll be back in school and that my friends is the silver lining.
There are extremely positive things all around me....I'm just too damn hot to see it LOL!
BE in Chicago soooooooooonnnn!!!! :)
Yoga this Friday June 27, 2014
7pm Ashtanga Primary Series
Blue Sky Yoga LV
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