Adventures of Life

I have been bedridden all weekend! I went snowboarding on Saturday to use my last pass of the season. There was fresh snow and I was in a great mood.

Until I fell!😫

I’m an intermediate snowboarder and I fall once in awhile. But this was different. It was a really hard fall on my right bum. When I got up, I felt nauseous and immediately laid down in the snow. I asked another snowboarder to take my snowboard off, but it was too painful to get up. After a few minutes of tears and struggle, I flagged down ski patrol. It was snowy, windy and low visibility and they strapped me in a toboggan and pulled me down the mountain.

Got to the mountain’s urgent care. Lots of people. Lots of questions. X-rays. Talks of ambulance. I couldn’t sit up. I couldn’t walk. As kind as they all were, I was getting a little freaked out! I knew I just pulled a muscle and I was fine, but all the commotion stirred up so much fear. I don’t know if I was crying because of the pain, embarrassment or just feeling alone.

After a few hours and finally feeling a bit better, I made it through the physical and emotional pain and drove myself home. Here’s what I took away from the experience:

1. There’s always someone there. The doctor wanted me to call someone to pick me up. I pretended that I had no one to call. I just moved here so I don’t have that many friends yet! But really I know there’s always someone who wants to be there for me. A new local friend later told me that I should call her anytime I need help, and if she can’t be there, she has plenty of friends lined up and always ready.

2. There’s always something to be grateful for.  Even while I was strapped and bumping down the makeshift toboggan, I would get glimpses of the tops of the trees and felt so grateful that my injury was minor and I would be OK. I’ve been in gratitude all weekend, especially for food delivery!!

3. There’s always time to do nothing. I had so many plans for the weekend. I was supposed to go snowboarding, hiking, running errands, working on a bunch of business stuff, etc. Even if it’s fun plans, I always seem to be doing something. A few weeks ago, I was thinking it would be nice to just hang out in bed all weekend. Well, my wish came true!

My body is still in pain, but my spirits are high. The adventures of life are adventures of the heart and we learn so much from them.

​​I hope you had an adventurous, but safe, weekend as well.

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