“Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.” ☔️🌤🌈 .
I’m finally back home after 5 weeks of being away and I am SO happy to be back with my cat & dog in my home, with my plants & my garden. I’m feeling relaxed & calm for the first time in a while. This trip has been a rough one starting with getting a poison ivy rash while I was in Cincinnati then having a REALLY rough, sleep deprived 30 hour travel day when heading to Norway. My poison ivy rash then got worse & worse the first week I was in Norway until I finally had to go to a doctor & get oral steroids & steroid cream to calm it down. Then I was staying in a place that was very triggering for me, where I had very little control over anything that I need to feel okay, causing a mental breakdown. However, I managed to figure out a way to get out of there & felt much better once I was in a place that I could at least shower. Then my boyfriend flew in and after pushing myself harder & harder to keep up w/ him, taking buses, trains, cars and planes to do/see many cool places in Norway, my body hit its breaking point & got super sick the last couple days of the trip. So then I had another sleep deprived 25 hour trip back home while extremely sick, exhausted and in so much pain. Oh and right before leaving I found a tick on my arm and had to carefully remove it. So yikes, it’s been a wild one. Steven lost his wallet & my mom lost her green card so it wasn’t just hard for me, and I do hate to sound so complain-y about something that’s honestly a privilege, but traveling is really hard for me. However, I can recognize the amazing things that happened on this trip; how much I learned about myself through it & how many cool things I got to experience! I’m grateful for my experiences, even the hard ones, because there are moments when the rain stops, the sky clears & the sun shines & the rainbow appears! I got to spend quality time with my family, forgive someone I though I never could, fall in love with Steven in a different country & grow in ways you can only do when faced with challenges. I’m grateful for all of it!✨🌈🦋