I Am Grounded 😭

”Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” -Isabelle Eberhardt

With Guillian Barre you can start feeling better, moving better, and just all around BE better. The problem is, if you start feeling TOO good, you start doing things you shouldn’t do. I am that person. I don’t like having to sit still and do nothing. That just isn’t me. I want to travel and be on the go as much as possible. Unfortunately, this time I traveled too much and went too far, planting my butt right back in the hospital. After five days I was ready to leave the hospital, declined inpatient rehab, and can’t go home. I have discovered in the last few months that I do not live in a wheelchair accessible home. So, wheelchair bound, I am in the most relaxing place on earth. From where I sit right this moment I can hear the wind in the trees, birds chirping, and a frog croaking. To top all of that, there is a deep, beautiful ringing of wind chimes. Being in the country with these peaceful sounds is almost musical. This is a place I love coming back to every time I travel. This is my parents home.

No matter where I travel to or what I see, I LOVE the country and I love coming back to this. Part of my childhood was spent on a ranch and apparently, that part stuck the most. My perfect place? Thirty miles from the beach, on twenty acres, with a house right smack in the middle.

So while I am grounded and unable to go and do, I will enjoy the beauty that surrounds me and heal in its serenity.


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