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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Thoughts

I am feeling lately like I am in a bit of a slump. I get this way once in a while. BUT tonight I want to post something positive and up beat because I can't stay down for very long. It's easy for me to get side tracked   from all the wonderful things in life by the few hard things. I am quickly approaching my 3 year post transplant anniversary which honestly I find it hard to believe that I have enjoyed so much quality life already. Well, it's not quite here, but just a little over a month away. In the last 35 months I  have traveled to Pittsburgh, lived in Phoenix, and took a short vacation to California. I have been supportive to my husband's dream to work on motorcycles, which also lead me to performing with the Jester'z Improv Troupe. I have made some new life long friends (the Haratuku's) and now we are off to new places and opportunities. I have to try to not focus on the fears of moving to such an unexpected area of the country. . .and I try to see the silver lining.

If we get the condo that we have applied for, we will literally be within walking distance of the University of Oklahoma so I am considering looking into taking some classes and learning/expanding on some of my interests. I will also get to see Bryan more and spend more time with him which is a SUPER PERK :) I am planning on flying home 2-3 times next year just as I do now. I may be a little farther away from home but if I never leave my comfort zone than how can see the world. My stress isn't magically going to go away, but I have enough will power (most of the time) to push through it and see the glass as half full. I hope all is well with everyone.

If you can please include Supernina in your prayers. She is still struggling with some stomach complications from her transplant. She had surgery on her tummy/guts a week or so ago and is recovering. Thanks!

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1 comment:

Somer Love said...

I am so proud of you! Stay strong and enjoy the new place!!! You will make new friends and make the best of it I know!!!

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