Sleep has been evading me recently. Despite the fact that I wake up every morning at 5:30 and am doing either strength or cardio workouts every day I seem to be sleeping rather lightly and having countless odd dreams. Then I wake up feeling like a rock, drink a matcha latte, and promise myself I'll … Continue reading Deep sleep, where art thou?
All this coronavirus stuff is wildin', huh? It got even more wild last week because I am NOW an ESSENTIAL WORKER in the MEDICAL FIELD!!! Woot! I got a new job!!! I gave up all hope of being released from furlough from my previous job and have been job hunting and applying since middle of … Continue reading The New Normal (and a little life update)
Anyone else feel like the Coronavirus "thing" is over? I mean, I know it's not over, but eventually we have to move on with our lives and do whatever it is that we need to get back out there. I realize that's not exactly the case for every state and every country, but Texas has … Continue reading Baby Steps
It's such a nice day out today. Although to be honest... even when it rained the last few days it still seemed nice out. I wrapped up my first two prerequisite classes (Anatomy & Physiology and General Psychology) last week which has been blessings on blessings. It felt good to complete my first semester on … Continue reading Coronatine Adventures – “The sun is shining” (Monday, May 18th)
Honestly, despite everything, it's been a really great day so far. The sun is shining and it's 90+ degrees outside. I've got my houseplants sunning on a ledge and a stack of chocolate chip cookies at my disposal. I've got smooth jazz in the background, my favorite candle beside me, and I can study for … Continue reading Coronatine Adventures – “The virtual doc visit. Say wut??” (Wednesday, March 25th)
When I workout at the Physical Therapy gym I get to look myself in the eye in a floor to ceiling mirror while doing some of the sequences. A couple weeks ago during a particularly difficult session, my mental strength was really starting to slip as my heart was pounding and sweat was dripping and I was getting just a tad bit dizzy from not breathing properly. In the mirror I could see my male PT (I have a female one I see as well) coming up behind me as I started to "cheat" more and more with each rep. I thought he would call me out instantly, but instead he dead eyed me in the mirror.
Did I tell you that I am back to working as a Physical Therapy aid/student observer during therapeutic riding sessions?
I'm laying on a table with my knees up like I'm about to get a pelvic exam as my physical therapist says (not quietly enough), "Now. Close your vagina. Contract your lower abdominals, and squeeze your butt cheeks."
One of my favorite things about lab is that being white in this class is to be in the minority. This may seem like an odd aspect to favor, but I came from a predominately white area of the US. And here there is more often than not every other color than white. It's nice.
One day - Two points of view