Here’s to another week that has passed us by. Hope it was productive and eventful for everyone!
I’m finally getting back to work for the month of August. And although I usually do three day trips, I’ve traded my schedule down this month to two day trips. It’s much easier for me, not just mentally but physically as well. Recently I worked three two day trips in a row with one day off. If you have been following my blogs, you know that I’ve had tons of surgeries in the past decade. Also, I’ve had to curtail my flying schedule due to another auto accident from two years ago.
After working this past week my body has taken a beating. Usually when that happens it takes several days for me to recoup. I know better to give my body what it needs but mentally it’s a struggle for me. My mind just wants to fly, socialize and make some money. But when the body is having problems (aching spine and walking) it’s difficult to get my stubborn mind to understand my body. As I said, it can be frustrating for me but I’m learning how to process and deal with the emotions while still being logic. Thankfully I have an amazing boyfriend to support me through all this.
On my last trip there was weather in Vegas and the flight ended up delayed four hours. I think we covered every area of McCarran Aiport trying to take off till we finally ended up back at the gate. It was like the crew and passengers were getting a tour of the airport for free! Luckily we had some very understanding and amazing passengers on this flight!
I was supposed to do four legs and have a long overnight in Orange County. However with the weather delay scheduling ended up re-routing me and my crew. We ended up doing one leg to San Francisco with a very short overnight. It actually worked out for me because my boyfriend was in San Jose for work and ended up coming over to the hotel to spend the night with me. I was thankful I got to see him and so grateful that he’s so good to me. He came to the hotel with a Cesar salad in hand and went to the bar to get me a drink. It was exactly what I needed after the long day I had. So sometimes things do work out for a reason.
I was able to be home for a few days after my trips and recoup but it wasn’t easy. The nights seemed long because of the tossing and turning due to aches and pain in my legs, spine and lower back. I was indecisive about my future trips because of my body hurting and that all caused a little anxiety for me. Luckily I work for a great company and have such flexibility with my schedule. I was able to move my trips over and take three days to recoup. One of those days my boyfriend took me for a suprise ride. We ended up driving to Overton and having breakfast. It was a beautiful day and I got to see a new part of Nevada I haven’t seen before. Another night he took me out for dinner. That evening was beautiful as well so we put the top down in the car and just enjoyed the beautiful sunset view on the way home.
So that was pretty much my week(end) and I’m back to another trip tomorrow. As of right now it’s a three day trip with long overnights so I’m looking forward to that. I do know that I need to take care of “me” and the universe will align everything just right… it always does. I’m just going to leave you with this… right now my body may feel like someone threw me up against the wall but I’m just grateful that I can still walk, stand, sit and lay down. It could always be worse!
Till next week… remember never to take anything for granted and be thankful for whatever you have!
Hugs & Kisses,
“My body may not be what it was 30 years ago, 10 years ago or 5 years ago… but I’m grateful that I’m still breathing and able to enjoy life.” ~ D. Bauer