I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since the surgery. It feels like much longer. I started going for walks with Penny again one week ago today and we've been going pretty much every day since. We took 1 day off. I'm definitely healing rather fast! I still have pain for sure, I feel it mostly at the end of the day..especially if I do a lot, but really it's very minimal compared to the pain I was in before. I think that is contributing to my anxiousness and desire to get moving again! So in the best way possible, I am doing just that.
I GOT A NEW JOB TODAY!
I'm so very excited! I interviewed at 2 massage places in 2 days and one was definitely a better fit for many reasons. For one, I'll be in Henderson which is much closer to my house and it's close to All About Yoga.
I'll start working regularly at Massage Heights starting June 16th. (Warm Springs and Stephanie Rd)
I'm really excited to put my massage page back on the website and get the massage train rolling again.
It's taken MONTH'S for my license to come through and I got my liability insurance too, I'm ready!
I'll be training on some new techniques too, stone massage, face massage and they do some special foot scrub.
What's also rockin' is that I'll have plenty of time in the schedule to teach yoga!!
I'm hoping to sub at Green Valley Ranch Spa, Blue Sky Yoga and All About Yoga.
Perhaps I'll add some workshops on there too. I won't be back at full steam till 4th of July weekend, so don't worry ( all you worriers : ) it's just massage for the next few weeks. Still no heaving lifting and not strenuous exercise until the full 6 week healing period is over. Good thing I already have a 4th of July party to go to ;)
Sure I have to keep the Ibuprofin near by and if I really over did it, I can take a stronger pain pill at night, but I really haven't needed those lately. I'm really beyond belief happy that I had this surgery.
The pain I feel now is so different, it IS a healing pain and it's ok, it's tolerable and I KNOW it's only going to get better!
In other matters...
My nephew Abraham graduates from high school next Friday. He has cerebral palsy and has had to work through many challenges at his age. We're so proud of him. My other nephew Fernando graduated from junior college last month too. This is the first time I've been able to be here for graduations and it's pretty awesome.
I love being here and being an aunt and daughter.
I won't lie either though..I struggle every day..the summers are extremely challenging for me.
Heat is not something I look forward to when June, July and August come round.
After 14 years in the Midwest it's funny, I grew to LOVE summertime.
Now that I'm back home it's the most dreaded time of the year for the whole family.
We're going to peak at 109 degrees on Monday. I can't stand it...our A/C can barely keep up and even the dog will not go outside in the afternoon. And it's just getting started.
I remember when I was in high school, I was in marching band(Tenor Sax for 2 years, Drum line for 1). We had a practice in early August and after we finished the teacher said: "Congratulations, you just marched in 115 degree weather!".
I was 16 back then....somehow more manageable. lol. It's much more challenging today.
I think of people that move here from elsewhere for the "weather"...and I think that I don't understand them.
I wish I had what they have to make me love this dry, no tree, no water having place.
But oh well. There it is, my silly challenge that must be over come because I'm spending precious time with my family...time that I will never get to repeat, relive or recreate in anyway.
The gifts they have given me are priceless and incredible...I'd be a fool to actually complain ;)
Seasoned Yogini, Massage Therapist, Dancer, Lover and Animals, the divine feminine and so much more!! This blog contains my musings, stories of challenges, inspiration and the other things that make me human in this realm. NAMASTE