Wednesday, July 31, 2013
I remember how I was when I was working. I was type A and the ultimate professional person. I valued myself by the number of hours that I worked, volunteer hours that I gave and what I could do to improve things for kids. Sometimes my family moved into second position as the job consumed first.
Then I fell down a flight of steps and ruined both ankles. I had surgery and then began recovery. I needed everyone's help. I had to learn how to walk again. I decided to retire earlier that I expected and used sick leave to heal.
I spend almost 3 years recovering to normal exercise and life. In that time I cared for my parents, cleaned out and sold their home, and took care of an ill husband. I soon learned to go with the flow and let go I my ego.
I am happy to state that I am more relaxed and at peace. Far less Type A in me now!!