I *really* want to rearrange my blog. I want to share my yoga pictures but i also want to provide a format for general info about yoga. And Basenjis. And New Mexico. But I find that overwhelming, so I tend to just share pictures about what I’m up to and thinking about. Admittedly rather superficial! Hopefully now that I can look at computer screens for more than a few minutes I will start to chip away and “church it up”, so to speak.
Five weeks of eye b.s. has pretty much up-ended my life. It was simply terrifying to consider permanent loss of my vision. It was really head-trippy to witness what I could see, it was like being on a hallucinogen without it wearing off…. It was very relieving when my vision started to improve…. But finding myself suddenly unemployed has definitely stung. I understand, I really do, but holy heck it stings. They couldn’t wait for me to come back to work when I had no idea when/whether I could do so. I’m relieved that a few days ago I retrieved my state license, my belongings, turned in my key, and hugged many of my beloved co-workers. Chapter officially closed. Time to move on. Glad I didn’t cry because Harlan accompanied me and he is my anchor.. After saying my good-byes we went and saw The Black Panther (big time recommendation). Great diversion. The characters were all so bad-ass.
My vision is still fucked up in my left eye, but each day brings some improvement,. It’s frustrating that my gains now are not nearly as marked as previous weeks. Scares me but the eye doc assured me that it was going to be a long recuperation which might not be fully complete. Thankfully I have been given the go-ahead to drive, work, and do my headstands. Life is good.!
In retrospect, the Santa Fe job wasn’t the best fit anyways. i really enjoyed my co-workers but the commute was simply an emotional drain. No time for self-care at the end or the beginning of the day for the entire work week. I love caring for others but we do need to find time for self-care. I didn’t have the time to hydrate, eat, nor even go to the bathroom during my shifts. That rather sucked. I’ not super surprised I had 2 UTIs and optic neuritis during my SF stint The Gods Spoke that it wasn’t gonna happen and I’ve no choice but to move on
Ideally my new job will welcome my belief of appropriate yoga exercises coupled with therapeutic exercises personally designed for a given patient’s functional goals and always within their specific plan of care. I don’t personally believe in modalities and I know I’m not alone. I also yearn for a situation where I could continue to teach yoga with clients interested in doing so post PT discharge, with knowledge of any limitations they may still have. I couldn’t do that in SF, since i don’t teach there. But in RR/ABQ I could certainly offer such services.
In the interim, I know I need to take advantage of the extra time I have to get on my yoga mat. I’ve definitely done more, but I really want to make it a daily event while I can. I am sub teaching his morning, which is always my best motivation to go. 🙂
So here are a few pictures of Harlan and I dabbling in some Partner Yoga. super glad that we’ve started to practice together. I’ll mull how to church the site up, but I first need to focus on getting my day underway and to walk my minions before I’m off to teach! And a few pictures of my Basenji Pile.