And expecting the unexpected
Can't blame you one little bit. I had a friend who was a manager at some company and they went on one of those workplace bonding things. They were asked if there was something they could do that no one else knew about them, and he said he could do a flip on the trampoline. What they didn't know was that this portly little man once tried out for the Canadian National team--who even knew they had that? Moral of the story: Always do the unexpected. That's why we have scars! (And I've got my fir share!) No broken bones, but I am missing a fingertip. Never let fear and common sense stop you.
I was sorry to hear about your accident, I felt your pain in conversation. It’s amazing when your heart and inner instincts come to light in a situation. Next time please listen to that inner voice, it’s how God speaks to you. I hope you recover quickly by my visit in late August for the Utah vs Fl Gator game. I do love the fact you put the accident into a story with a great explanation. You’re in my prayers. Love Dad
Message received, Winston. Heal well. 💆🏻♂️
Ohhh, so sorry to hear this Winston! Boy can I relate to how fast it happens - though I am feeling grateful I didn't break anything. Yesterday I got my foot caught in a hole in the blacktop and took quite a fall. It happened SO FAST. I have a nice black eye and a bunch of bruises to show for it (but it seems like nothing worse for which I am grateful). It definitely wasn't on my summer plans. After being sick and then having sciatica last summer I was hoping for a few pain free months.
Aw man, I'm sorry to hear this happened. However, I'm also glad that it wasn't worse, like you hitting your head or breaking your neck. I was at one of these trampoline parks a few years ago with those same grippy socks, and just like you, I felt my age when I was jumping around in them. Accidents can definitely force you to think differently from how you normally do. Hang in there!
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your ankle. I've been there and it sucks. But I'm glad you're taking some much-needed time to rest and recharge. Be well :-)
That's a bummer, Winston. I sympathize with your predicament. Tendonitis derailed a lot of plans I had for the summer. I hope you heal up fast and can get back on your feet as good as new.
I completely sympathize, or rather commiserate. Lost half of the big toe of my left foot this past weekend. At present, it is perfect motorcycle weather here in southern Idaho. All the rivers are also running high. Nights are still cool, making it perfect camping weather. Yet here I sit, popping pain pills and reading substack.
At least it's an opportunity to get some writing done.
Intuition can be a great guide, but it can be tricky recognizing it over simple fear of the unknown. We naturally gravitate to what’s known, what’s safe, but without going beyond that comfort zone we become stagnant. Yes, there are risks in venturing out into the uncomfortable, but that’s also how you grow.
Ouch. Bummer. It happens. I hope it heals well.
Ugh, sorry to hear that, Winston. I was in my early 40s when I stepped off our deck and rolled my ankle. It was not in some wild youthful abandonment of intuition, so at least you have an interesting story.
Rest up, relax and I hope you feel better soon. It could be an indication slowing down and disconnecting is the best for now.
I’m a strong believer in intuition, and a lot of times I also went against it and ended up hurt. It’s wise to heed the warning signs and listen to that inner voice and always remember you are the smartest person you’ll ever know. Get well 🦶 soon my friend.
Sending good wishes your way.
Thanks for the insight and sharing what you've learned. Following my intuition is hard for me since I often get bogged down by facts, but I can see how it's helpful.
Get well soon!