Dealing With The Unexpected

Three weeks ago I dislocated my right knee while kickboxing.  As you can imagine, I was absolutely devastated especially since our wedding was just over four months away at that time. I think the emotional pain hurt more than the physical.  It’s tough going from running around bride-to-be to a couch potato.  Hello depression…

After a few days of emotional episodes and moving through my personal stages of grief, I began to accept the situation instead of fighting it.  I was so touched by a number of people who expressed their concern and offered to help if I needed anything.  Even one of my closest work friends and wellness mentor sent me a box of yummy organic veggies for me to enjoy.  And then my best friend sent me a new health book.  Both were so incredibly thoughtful.  Even my company has allowed me to work from home until I am cleared to drive.  (Thank goodness, I think I would go crazy if I didn’t have something to keep my mind busy.)  My hubby-to-be really deserves the most of my appreciation though.  He’s been taking very good care of me by making me healthy meals, cleaning, doing the shopping and even bathing me since I can’t take this massive brace off.  He won’t let me lift a finger.  This unfortunate situation has really brought us much closer together.

Fast forward to today.  It’s been three weeks since my accident and I’m actually feeling OK.  The swelling has gone down a bit and I’m in little to no pain.  I visited my orthopedic, Dr. Lager and he said my MRI looks fine and surgery isn’t necessary right now.  He told me I could “take a few steps” with the assistance from my crutches and loosen the brace on my leg to bend ever so slightly starting on Monday.  July 11 is the next time I will see him and hopefully he’ll clear me for physical therapy.  Until then, it’s ice, ice baby and limited mobility.  Will post again soon!

Social 2011 Here I Come!

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I’m on the train as I write this heading to Social 2011 in Boston. I’m really excited to share opinions and ideas with people who are just as passionate about social media as I am. There’s no doubt I’ll be walking away with some newfound knowledge and friends.

What a difference a year makes. A year ago, I was dreaming of a career in social media and asked myself on multiple occasions, “Can I really make a living with this stuff?” I found my answer. I’m so lucky to have the privilege of waking up every morning and doing something I love. I feel accomplished. I feel like I matter. I feel like I’m making a difference.

I’ll be sure to update on the interesting little nuggets I find out at the conference. Until then, take care!

An Update And A Promise

It’s been far too long since my last post. I do have a lot to report on, but I promise to keep it brief.

Here Comes The Bride!

I’m happy to report all of the larger planning items are taken care of. I’m feeling very relaxed throughout this whole process which surprises me, but I think it’s because I started my planning early. The only outstanding items really are the flowers, photographer and music selections. Seven months to go!

Career Update

I can’t believe it’s going to be almost a year that I decided to leave my last job and pursue my position in the online marketing world. I’m happy to report my review went exceptionally well and I think I’m finally settling in. Overall, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.

Becoming A Healthier Me

So now is as good a time as ever to work on looking my best for the BIGGEST day of my life. I’ve lost 20 pounds since October and feel amazing thanks to working out at the local CKO Kickboxing gym 3-4 times a week. My goal is to lose at least another 10-15 pounds before the wedding.

So I hope that’s brief enough. Now to the promise part of this post. I have become just awful with updating regularly, and to me, it’s totally unacceptable. After all, my good friends and family know I’m my own worst critic. 🙂 So, I promise to update at least once a week even if it’s just to “check-in.” I have a few events I’m attending in the next few weeks so that should be very easy to complete.

Thanks for reading all! Take care, and talk soon!