Take a Break and Make a Break

September 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Take a break from whatever you choose.  Make this break into anything you choose.  Put the power into your own hands by making choices that will grow you, empower you and by doing this you have given not only to yourself but this renewed self is a gift to the world. When I was given a break in my wrist, I was definitely forced to take a break from everything that required two hands.  Some things in life can be done with one hand but not photography or playing guitar.  And when your body needs to heal something like this it is not a good idea to do anything very physical like walking far or yoga. So I took the break in my wrist to allow me time to assess my core values and build a new life making sure that values are first and distractions are mindfully dismissed.

 

The new life put healing this wrist as first priority.  And now after 3 months, it is still at the forefront of each day.  This image was taken of the computer at the doctor's office. It shows the hardware souvenir that I obtained within hours of falling and consequently knocking the wrist off of the bones in my arm.  I was in Nashville, TN (a five hour drive from home) having fun with friends and only leaning on the Rolling Stones tongue exhibit when I slid down the tongue and my wrist made contact with the cement.  Although it was not apparent on Google maps, there was a trauma center only a few miles away and an ER doctor that specialized in wrists was on duty this Wednesday afternoon.  The coincidence of all that has not escaped me.

I have waited all these months before posting anything about this mishap.  I am back playing music, although recording my CDs is still indefinitely postponed. I am able to make pictures with my new Nikon.  And although not entirely healed I do notice each week the small victories of regained strength and mobility.  But I am still on break from what was my life.  Now my daily focus is to do activities that exercise the wrist specifically followed by a nutritious diet and usually a nap.  And as you might have guessed that takes up the majority of my day.  I know a lot of people would love that as a routine.  I am truly grateful that my teacher retirement is in place and I can actually maintain this lifestyle as needed.  I enjoy working out.  I like getting stronger and eventually I will also be able to enjoy more time adding in my other interests.  Until then...steady on.


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