We celebrated Rita's 52nd birthday over the weekend. Rita feels pretty fortunate. She's had three kidney transplants and never thought she'd make it to 52. I guess my good fortune feels kind of material next to that, but I am grateful Rita is still here and that I have her in my life. I thought, as I slept for free in a multi-million dollar house in Pebble Beach, that I am so very fortunate. I am surrounded by pretty amazing people who take good care of me. We enjoyed a beautiful weekend of whale watching, beach sunset photos, really amazing singing by me (happy birthday, Rita!!), and several hours relaxing at a day spa.
You know, when my roommate left six weeks ago, I worried that money would be tight and I would struggle. Then I just decided that it would not be the case. And it hasn't been a problem. I have no issues paying my bills, and I have continued to enjoy adventures. That is due to the fact that I have a great group of friends and family who include me in the fun things they do. The added bonus is now I also enjoy coming home!
I also recognize that in this day and age of people struggling to feed their families, facing terror attacks and other political strife, the fact that I have a little bit of self-esteem bullshit and anxiety to deal with means I'm doing pretty well.
Anyway, I didn't mean for this to be a long one. I just find it helpful to get my thoughts out when they are swirling around in my head. Thanks again for being on this journey with me! I know this blog was initially set up to chronicle my pole dance adventures, but I believe we are all dynamic people with multi-faceted lives to share. Sharing these different aspects of my life seem to be helpful for those who are also struggling (thank you for all of the comments and messages that you send).
Until next time, keep twirling!