Sometimes you just need a break…
Change is never easy. In the past four years, all I have had is change in my life. I have changed jobs twice, finally incorporated my business (after years of contracting), sold my home of 18 years, moved twice, bought a home in the country, and watching my CMT progress, daily. Nothing prepares you for so much change. It has been HARD. Hard on my mind and hard on my body. I have hidden my emotions and stress by pushing them way down. I have also spent the last four years making excuses for not taking care of myself. I have had thoughts like “If I can just get this week, I will be good.” And it just has not. Almost every month of the last four years has tried to break me in some way.
Timeline of the past 4 1/2 years:
October 2014: My Dad died
May 2015: I left my job of five years & my son graduated from High School
June 2015: I started a new, but very demanding job August 2016: We became empty nesters as my son went off to College
September 2016: I began experiencing tremendous balance issues & falls
February 2017: I traveled to Vanderbilt CMT Clinic to see a leading specialist
May 2017: I began wearing AFO’s to try to regain stability
June 2017: My husband had a heart attack
September 2017: Our house goes on the market
March 2018: Sold our home and moved to a rental
April 2018: I started a new job
June 2018: One of our best friends died
July 2018-September2018: Searched for land and a new home almost every weekend.
September 2018: Put a contract on a house and it fell through after three weeks.
October 2018: Bought a new home in the country
November 2018: Moved again, the day after Thanksgiving!
December 2018: Hosted three family gatherings at our new home, three weeks after moving in!
January, February & March of 2019: I fell several times, directly on my knee
May 2019: Was notified that my employment contract was ending, after one-year there & my son graduates from College
June 2019: Began Rehab for my knee injury and am dealing with Osteoarthritis.
Of course, there have been a lot of good times with family and friends along the way, but it has been a challenging couple of years. It has taken a toll on me both emotionally and physically. It’s been a roller coaster… and I could really use a break from the stress. So here it is, my therapy for My Wobbly Life!