One aspect this journey has taught me is to be flexible with lifestyle. I spend much less time kayaking, hiking and skiing, and way more time listening to music, seeing awesome Shakespeare plays ( I love A Midsummer’s Night Dream) in pop up full scale models of the Globe, and reading good books.
Eating good food, well I have always enjoyed that but having the time to read about what we should eat, and exploring new recipes, that’s fun.
I’ve said it a few times, I am one of the incredibly lucky people and am seeing steady, sustained improvements. Today I was practising kayak rescues, after actually doing a rescue yesterday for real. Tired now and I have a beautifully quiet Sunday afternoon, but I am beginning to regain some of my old life.
Some of it. I’ll probably never walk the Camino again, or ski black runs, or kayak grade 4 white water. However, I’m back to being able to imagine paddling a bit further, to a cafe for breakfast and good coffee with friends.