That Didn’t Go as Planned
Last Update: Aug 7, 2022
One Year… it's been a year since my last post here! I still check-in, but a year since I've written anything… the Squirrels have been busy elsewhere.
So, what happens in a year of NO posting?
I lost touch with the Community here, so please forgive me if I'm out of sync with all the new training pieces and opportunities I have missed.
Checking on Websites was a chore I kept up on, but I wasn't posting there either. NOT SOMETHING I RECOMMEND! Whatever happens, I advise you to keep posting on your websites, if nothing else.
It came to my attention recently that I received my 4 Year Badge! Has it been that long? Granted, my year hiatus didn't help me much.
I retired from Massage Therapy about 18 months ago. At least I thought it was going to be retirement. (I've recently returned to my original profession for many reasons, so I'm back doing Massage Therapy again)! And I love it!
Where have I Been?
Here comes the sad part of my tale.
See, the Pandemic hit at a perfect time for me. This meant that Massage Therapy was in off and on 'shutdown' mode.
Mule (a.k.a. my Husband) became ill and needed my attention. The PLAN was that I would retire and do WA full-time from home. This did not go well. WA took a back burner to life.
His health became priority number one! Running to and from appointments, various hospital stays, and general chaos ensued.
In February 2022, Mule lost his battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis and passed away. Because this fight we had with his RA was a 15-year ordeal, his passing was a blessing for him.
I had 36 good years with him, and I will always be grateful for that!
Where Does This Leave ME?
I decided that retirement didn't fit my life anymore. I had nothing to do, no one to take care of, and I was bored silly! I accidentally bumped into the owner of a Massage Clinic, really misstepped and bumped her, and she offered me a job!! In July 2022, I literally FELL into a contract position doing Massage again!
This has then led the sleeping Squirrels to awaken, and I'm feeling the urge to start up here again as well.
I may not post as much as I once did, but I plan on trying to post again and get my websites back in full working order!
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Hi there, I understand very well about how the distraction helps you to deal with your grieving by working as a massager. The first year is always hard. I am a widow too. I lost my husband, Stephen to Pancreatic cancer on September 15, 2016. We were married for 20 years, 21 years together. I know what it is like to lose your beloved spouse. I too felt that Stephen’s passing was a blessing, no more pain and suffering. It was so hard to watch my dear loved one go from being a very healthy strong man to a painful dying man. That was hard to deal with. Hospice made it easier for me and Stephen to die painlessly and peaceful. I already was in my retirement. I spent that whole year doing nothing but creating art. Art was my outlet for my grieving. Art gave me a purpose. It kept me going. Sounds like you already are doing just that. Thanks so much for sharing. Take care of yourself and your clients. I am sure they appreciate the gift you give to them.
Sorry about your loss, but love your attitude, Shaunna, and the many postive things that have come too! It will be good to see Java Joe and the cang back around too!
Best success to you!
I'm sorry for your loss Shaunna, It's nice to know you are back on track.
Just wanted to share this thought with you
As I was taking a break from writing, I started thinking about what inspires me to write.
The inspiration to write isn't the same for everyone. For me it's mostly the hope that I have.
Whatever your inspiration, most of us have a hope or we hope for something.
Maybe you hope to find more or better work or maybe you hope for better health, whatever it is..
When your hope is like the sun and disapointments are like the clouds that get in the way.
Just try to remember that even on cloudy days, the sun is still shining, it never leaves.
You just can't see it because the clouds are in the way.
But if you keep your head up, sooner or later you will see the sun will come out again.
Never give up hope, because when your hope is like the sun, if you keep your head up your hope will continue to shine brightly.
My hope is that someday the fierce storms of life that block out any ray of hope we have, will one day be gone and the sun will never disappear behind the clouds again.
All the best of life and health to you.
The Healthful Blogger
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Wow, I'm glad to see you back here, where you can get a lot of support from us.
Thank You, Rosana!!