As this year closes, I sit back and contemplate all that has happened over the course of 2011. This year was full of events, some good some bad and some life changing.
This year I rode in a 60 mile bike ride and managed to get a few friends to ride with me. I managed to raise enough money in that fundraiser to put me in the top two fund raisers.
I was asked to continue to work with AlleyCat Acres and be a co-captain of our new bike teams.
I tried a raw food diet, and found that I would like to continue incorporating it into my diet.
I bought a juicer and began to juice, finding a way to not only consume more healthy things, but also reduce by waste stream.
Richard and I are stronger than ever. I know I want to be with him, now more than ever.
I moved into a smaller space and think I have managed to conquer my money issues. At least I have them corralled more.
Life Changing Events:
I was hit from behind on my bike by a truck. It makes me appreciate my life in a whole new perspective. I know that I will carry the scars and the pain from the accident for the extent of my life. I have learned to embrace my scars as badges of honor. I know what it is like to have things taken from you. My ability to walk, ride a bike and generally take care of myself was briefly taken from me. I now understand what being handicapped to an extent is like. I appreciate my health and my abilities.
After the collision my family fell apart.
My medical bills are huge.
I have gained back some of the weight I lost the year before.
I have lost the ability to ride in cold weather, at least for the time being. I hate this most of all. I want to have the ability to get to work without paying bus fare. I also miss the ability to have a regular exercise regiment on a daily basis. When you ride everywhere you do not have to seek out exercise programs.
Lost my RatRod. I loved that bike. I replaced her, but still she was my first bikelove.
In general the good probably balanced the bad, but the life changing will have a great impact on the future and the rest of my life.