Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Back home, at last

I'm finally back home. The past few days have been difficult - traveling, shopping, dining out and being a tourist, when I've spent the last couple of years being a shut-in.

There were still times I stayed behind in the hotel when the family went out, but I really did try to take part.  I don't want to be tired all the time. 

One of the places I went:

And further down:

I've rafted the river below the falls twice. Back, before, you know...

I hardly recognized myself when I got home and looked in the mirror.  I actually got some sun the past few days and am not my usual shade of pale white that comes from being in my room 24-7.

I'll try to keep it up. I really did push myself. For every moment I sat waiting alone in the car or the lobby or the hotel room, there was also a moment I uncomfortably endured the crowded restaurant and park and shop.  It can only get easier.

But for now at least, I'm home with my kitty:


  1. Good for you! Step by step. For me it was meeting another couple in a crowded French restaurant today. I calmed down pretty well --with each step, progress and a little more confidence. And the wine might have helped.

  2. That's great! I mean, for me it sounds terrifying (LOL), but I'm glad you were able to gain more confidence today on your outing, with or without the wine.