I have finally completed my third egg donation cycle and am feeling back to my normal, healthy, happy self. I went through a week of complete hell and even ended up being admitted to the hospital this time around. It was pretty terrible; I'm not going to sugarcoat it. I was reminded that I really take my health and even my mobility for granted. I fainted, could hardly walk, had fluid in my lungs and was in a ton of pain. I am so grateful to be past all of that and feeling fabulous again. I am also thrilled to have my body back! I was carrying 10+ lbs of water weight and my belly was enormous and uncomfortable.
In even bigger news, I have resigned from my job! I am officially unemployed. It was a very difficult decision to make because I truly loved my job advocating for San Diego's foster youth, but it was time to go and time to travel. I have a trip to Thailand waiting in the wings. My soul has been craving some international travel and I haven't been able to make it happen -- until now.
|a solid goal|
So far I am thoroughly enjoying unemployment. It basically looks like this:
|mid-day wine and reading, euro-style|
|beach reading and relaxing. complete and total peace.|
|and more wine...|
And today, I am exercising for the first time in weeks and I couldn't be more excited. I want to soak up the sun so I am going to hike Cowles Mountain and have some quiet solo time.