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Stress and relief

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For the past few months, I have had a financial burden that has really been weighing me down. I took this summer teaching position at Kamehameha specifically because of this financial burden. I knew that the extra money would help relieve this burden and I needed to do that as soon as possible. Well, yesterday was the first full pay check from Kamehameha and I paid off 2/3s of that burden. Do you have any idea how happy and relieved I am? Do you have any idea how it has changed the way I feel? Let me explain.

I've had this burden for a couple of months. I knew it was, I was in communication with the company, and I knew I was going to take care of it with this job. What I did not know, and never realized, is how much it was eating me up even though it really was 'handled'. I thought about it all the time. I'm a worrier by nature, but usually when I have a plan I'm all good. Not this time. It was always in the back of my mind. That kind of stress is not good for a…

Living in pain

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Since May 16th I have been living with plantar pain. I know that is not that long, many people live with it much longer, but I also know I don't have to live with it. It is fixable. I'm working on fixing it, but it does take some time. As a result of my plantar, there are times when I walk funny. This causes pain in my hip, my back, and lately my knee. My bad knee. It is very similar to the pain that started this whole pain trip. This time though, I know what it is and I'm not worried about it. My body is out of whack and needs to be straightened out. I'm working on it. It does not happen overnight but I sure wish it did.

There are some things I can do at home to speed this along and I'm not doing them. So on my to-do list today is to work out times to do some rolling so I'm promoting healing. I need to roll in the morning and evening. I want this gone and I need to get on. Hoping it will go away by itself is just ridiculous. As with so many things in my life…