It’s been a while. Too long since I’ve written and I take full responsibility for that. I will get to sharing some thoughts on books and coffee/tea spots but for now let me update you on what’s been going on and clothes.
The reason for the lag in posting is simple: life got me down. At the end of March/beginning of April, I was feeling overwhelmed with work, unwanted, and was just in a funk and couldn’t get myself motivated to do this thing that truly does bring me joy. I scheduled myself a little get away which brought back a lot of my energy, took a day off from work and got a massage. It is worth mentioning that throughout this entire time I have maintained my classes. I even had one pole class where it ended up in tears as I just felt like shit and like I couldn’t accomplish anything despite the fact that I did manage to invert in the air several times for the first time ever. That trip to San Diego was a much needed mental break.
I came back refreshed and loose and was so incredibly excited for my pole class April 20th. Well in class that night I ended up fully dislocating my knee cap which I haven’t done in over a decade. I do want to take this time to acknowledge the instructors/students/friends and my best friend for taking care of me that night. To say I was devastated is an understatement. Pain aside, the part that really sucks is the disruption to my routine which I have been maintaining for almost two years. I suck at resting and yet that is what I had to do.
I am taking this month off from classes to give myself time to properly rest so that I can come back stronger than ever. I’ve been wearing a brace and using crutches to get around. The first few days I really need to give a thank you to Melissa who not only loaned me her crutches but drove me around. I’ve said it once and I will say again, everyone needs a Melissa in their life or strive to be a Melissa who is just such a wonderful dope friend.
It hasn’t been all bad though. Oddly, I have really been enjoying wearing dresses during this period and embracing crutch fashion. I have been wearing clothes from some of my favorite small businesses and it has truly brought me a lot of joy! As you can see with these pictures, I am making the best of this period. Do I miss classes and will be finding ways to exercise soon! Absolutely. I do think I was overdue for some chill so chill I shall do.
As my roommate said “the knee shall not ruin thine summer” and he is right. So with that, I’m going to heal up, dress cute, sip tea and read. And I promise, I’ll get back to consistency!