Life has been completely hectic lately! Some things of note:
1.) One of my best friends in the world got married last weekend.
2.) My surgery is just SIX weeks from yesterday. Holy crap.
3.) I went to visit my parents this weekend for Father’s Day, and was there for less than 24 hours because I was so stressed about packing.
4.) I leave for Peru this coming Friday – for 17 days! Packing and getting ready for this trip has been SO MUCH WORK because I’ve never in my life taken a trip like this before. I had to get both a yellow fever and hepatitis A vaccine, malaria and anti-altitude sickness medication, and also buy a ton of supplies I’ve never owned before. The trip will include a 6 night, 7 day jungle tour, a day trip to Machu Picchu, and then several days in Cusco in an apartment, and then two full days in Lima to end the trip. I am super excited, but also slightly nervous. I’ve never been camping in my life before…
5.) I turn 29 on my last day in Peru. How did that happen?
6.) When I get back from Peru on a Sunday (July 7), my pre-op appointment is that Thursday, so just a few days afterwards. Six weeks is short as it is, but with this trip thrown in there, July 29 is going to be here before I know it.
7.) This morning, I led my last Tuesday morning Weight Watchers meeting! I am so sad because I love the group so much and have been seeing many of the same faces for over a year and a half now! I have been doing a lot of thinking, and while I absolutely LOVE leading meetings, it really makes sense for me right now to step back. With my Peru trip coming up and then the surgery, I’ve decided to take some time off from leading while I focus on those other things and my day job for the few in between, and then I will (hopefully) return to leading once I am healed and feeling up for it. It’s hard to know how recovery is going to go and how much energy I’m going to have, and my health and the job that pays my rent obviously have to be my priority for the time being. Tough decision, but I think it’s the right one. For now.
8.) Besides all that, I’m pretty much a one-person shop when it comes to my day job because I’m the only person who handles everything that I do. Since it’s an educational company, we run on the academic calendar, so our year runs until June 30, which means there is a TON of stuff to wrap up before I leave for my job, all while getting ready to prepare my temporary help to handle whatever she can in my absence. Oy! I am so relieved I am going to be in the jungle for 7 days because that means I am completely unplugged and unreachable!