I haven't seen these boys in 5+ years, and I've known them since I/we were in middle school. Some of us are closer than others, but it's bitter sweet non the less. Oh my goodness they are so tall and so handsome. Congrats Ryan!!!! What a sweet surprise. JL, tag the boys. #thepanhandlemeetscolorado#pampatexas#txmeetsco#ryangetsmaries
Let's talk spoons! There's a metaphor for those of us living with a chronic or invisible illness, one that better explains the reduced amount of energy available for daily living..I introduce the #spoontheory 🥄 Spoons are a tangible item, and in this case, they represent the energy needed to complete certain tasks throughout each day. Every activity requires a given number of spoons, these can only be replaced through beneficial rest. Even mundane tasks such as getting out of bed and showering require a spoon. An individual with no spoons remaining has no choice but to rest until the spoons replenish themselves.
I've been running low on spoons lately. Most days it feels like my spoons are gone by the afternoon, my mental and physical pulling me to bed during daylight hours, my soul fighting that with everything it's got. Although some days the fatigue wins and I find myself burritoing in the sheets, I'm freaking happy to say, yesterday was a mental, physical, and soul win for me! There's something about nature, something about the wild, it hands me back my spoons so graciously and lovingly. I'm definitely not a fan of the fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis, but when I have days like this I'm reminded to truly appreciate the sweets and the sours in life..man I swear I'm so grateful and I feel so damn alive! Chief Mountain, the real summit this time! 🙃⛰❤️👣