Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Major Life Changes + Thailand!

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
I am not much of a planner and I absolutely hate adhering to a schedule of any sort so I am completely winging this trip.  I am flying into Bangkok, hanging out there for a bit and then hopping around to Thailand's numerous pristine islands. I hope to do a lot of yoga, eating authentic Thai food (drool!), reading, relaxing, meditating and meeting other fun travelers.

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.  

What is your favorite travel destination?
Ever been to Thailand?