Things started to change in January. In Norcal, we had a huge stretch of rainy weather. Well, I had a fender bender when I hydroplaned on a slippery road. I had my car since my senior year of high school (I’m now 32), taking it with me on my cross-country move. It was sad to say goodbye to her, but I got a lovely new car. I’m most happy about having modern safety features in the new car. Shopping for a new car after the wreck took a couple of weeks, and I felt like a wreck while searching! I worried about making the right decision. Now that I made the decision I’m starting to feel comfortable with my new car.
I’m relieved to have the shoulder surgery done with, and hope I can put the pain of this injury behind me forever very soon. I injured my shoulder in 2013 while working out with a personal trainer. I have dealt with pain and frozen shoulder off and on for almost 4 years. Sometimes I get angry about my injury: I was trying to get in shape and faced this huge derailment, even though I was working with someone I thought would have the skill and qualifications to guide me to my goals. I know that being angry won’t help me get over the injury so I try to put it behind me. Thankfully, my boyfriend has been able to care for me since I don’t have any family in California. I’m looking forward to getting back to my Happiness Project in April. I’m sure it will have something to do with getting back to my healthy routines after the upheaval of the surgery. I’m not sure when I will be allowed to get back to the gym but I’m looking forward to when that day will come. One thing I had managed so far in 2017 that has made me very happy is losing 10 lbs. I’m hoping I don’t gain it back while being sedentary during recovery.