***OT for just a minute****Well, its Saturday and I have 2 more days left of high school. Im very excited because I have been planning things. I think I have decided (for now) that I am going to do the nursing program when I start school in the fall. I think I might be interested in being a traveling nurse. They make a ton of money and everything from food to board and stuff is paid for when you travel so... AND I really want to go different places so I think it would be a really cool thing for me to do! Im going to work this summer though. I should be getting a lot of grant money and I wont need but about half, so Im going to pay my car off and take over insurance and stuff to help out my parents. I have been putting my graduation money in the bank. I pocketed a 10 dollar bill. And cashed a 15 dollar check to buy some shorts. But, the other 145(so far) has been added to my savings.
I just feel like for ONCE in my life I am able to start planning things out. So, thats my college plans for now. Umm... therapy is going okay. I have a doc appt soon and will most likely begin new meds. Hopefully that will help me. And I am going to FL in 3 weeks. And I cant wait.
Well, back to the title. I have always wanted to go hiking. But, my body would never handle it and I didnt know where to go. Well, today was a drizzle of rain day (again) and was okay out so I wanted to do something. Well, we have a preserve with hiking trails that lead to the creek right down the road from my house. NO one ever goes there. NO ONE. So, I figured why not!
My brother and I went and walked approx 4.5 miles of trail. And we went really far down a shallow creek and then turned around and went back to the trail. We found 2 box turtles and I took them home. Well, then I wanted to take them back so we went back. And we put them by the creek and walked down it and realized where it went to. So, we walked down it. It was SO slippery and had HUGE holes from erosion. So, my feet were slipping into holes and it was twisting my ankles all around. Causing lots of pain. But, we made it back to the river. We decided to go swimming! that was the best part! Although, I was scared of what was in the water so it took me a while to go out!
We stayed a long time and it started getting late, so we hiked back through the trails and then short cut down the creek back to the other trail.
My feet and ankles were killing me from that creek. My calves were killing me from the ups and downs of the trails. And my knees from walking. And my back. It was really fun. But, I wasnt made for it!
I want to try to get in shape now and lose all the weight I gained from my Lyrica. I m very unhealthy and now maybe I can begin to control things more myself. When I get a job I want to buy my own "healthy" food. My mom fries everything! lol so... and start going walking and stuff. When I start college they have a gym that I will be able to go to anytime I want so... I just have plans for me to better myself physically and mentally.
Hopefully things happen the way I imagine! Not to mention I turn 18 July 28th so... That will be exciting also. I am SO sore, but it was kind of nice doing something for a change. I am going to start going more often. Summer here in AL is incredibly humid so a nice hike to the river will get me in shape and then I can swim and have a good time outside. I think it will be a good change for my life.
Well, my back is KILLING me. And my arms for some reason. I didnt even use them! lol So, I have ot get off here and go lie down. I just want to give an update and let everyone know whats going on. I know Im not on as much as I used too. ALSO, I almost forgot. I am a featured blogger now on a youth website for different causes. I am assigned to the "tolerance" channel. So, I blog for youth and hopefully let my voice be known. But, its a lot of work. I have so many times I have to blog. And phone conferences and such. But, its for a great cause. I was chosen from a ton of people to tell my stories and everything so... I guess they felt I had something to say! I hope it will be the start of things I can do in the future. Activism wise....
Sorry so long, thanks
Lyrica(15 months on, but now officially off of it!) and Paxil(about 6+- months)
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks-currently in therapy
"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart
no matter how strong you are"
"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
"Im going to
smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."