Saturday, May 20, 2017

5 days and counting

I only have 5 more days of school.  I am feeling like one of the prisoners that marks off each box toward the final day.  I have a ton of stuff to do.  I am also planning summer school classes.  The best way for me to get paid more is to step up by taking classes.  I chose classes that talk about teenage mental health and development.  I am excited about planning fun days mixed in with work days.  Right now I am trying to remind myself not to beat myself up for not healing faster.  It is 2 weeks since I was in a car accident.  I remind myself that broken bones take 8 to 10 weeks to heal.  I did NOT break any bones but the massive bruising is still connecting the dots where my seat belt went.  I noticed today that I can't grip my water bottle with my left hand.  It kept falling out.  When I opened and closed my hand I realized that my elbow is sorer than I thought.  Apparently now that the major bruises are healing I am noticing other damage that also occurred.  I need to get back on track to getting things done and caring for my health.  Reminder, one step forward and two back is a cha-cha. 


Tundra Woman said...

"I have tons of stuff to do..." And at the top of the list is take care of you! I remember last year at this time you were exhausted. You've made some huge changes this year, Ruth. And summer school? Intense in my experience.
Take care.

Ruth said...

You are right. I was exhausted. I am doing much better this year. Thanks for your reminder that no matter how busy life gets taking care of myself must be a priority. Years of neglect caught up with me. Summer school can be intense. This class is online and allows me to work at my pace. The other class is a 2 day class similar to one I have taken before. I continue to look for classes that help me to teach others how to cope with life. Teenage and PTSD suicides are some of the highest and sadly going up not down. Learning coping skills is vital. I take every class they offer on this subject.