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Monday, February 18, 2008

Weekend recap!

If you're just tuning in let me give a quick update: I left on Friday evening for a much-needed trip to Miami that was given to me by a very good friend.

Over the past week or so I've learned a lot about myself (through reading seven years worth of journals) and this weekend trip taught me a couple more things. First of all, I realize that a majority of my pain has been exasperated by stress. Although I still needed to take my medication, my pain was probably more than 65 percent less than it normally is. I had no tension, no stress and no worries.

That being said: Here is a recapitulation of what I did. I arrived in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday evening and went to my friend's apartment in Miami. I took a shower and went to bed.

On Saturday I slept late, got up, took a shower, went to a gun range (my shooting is pretty good. SIDEBAR: I am prior service so I have a little experience with guns.), had the best Japanese food ever and took a nap. Got up later to hit a tourist spot for a souvenir for the teenager, got caught in the rain, took a shower and went to bed.

On Sunday I woke up, watched TV, started watching a movie, got sleepy, went to sleep, woke up, talked, got sleepy, took a nap, woke up, took a shower, ate at IHOP, packed and caught the plane back to Atlanta.

Not very exciting, huh? Well, for me, it was the most exciting trip ever. I know the moms are thinking how lucky I am to have gotten in five showers and how awesome it is to get the chance to take naps and go to sleep when I felt like it.

What's most amazing to me is the fact that I think I finally get it. (This would be the second thing I learned about myself) I think I finally realize that the day-to-day grind of my life and responsibilities are stressing me out to the point of physical ailments. Yes, I may have certain medical problems, but I don't have to feel as bad as I've been feeling. I don't have to suffer.

So, I have a plan for what I want to do to change my life and make myself a little happier, and that plan definitely includes getting away from the daily grind of life more often.

I am very thankful for having such a wonderful weekend and I am even more thankful to have learned so much about myself during that time.

Weekends in Miami rock!
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