Goodbye 2019

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out! I will likely remember 2019 as the most challenging year of my life. But while I spent much of the year dealing with physical and emotional trauma, I also managed great accomplishments.

December 30, 2018 set the tone for my year. The first day of a five-day family ski trip came to an abrupt halt when a stranger crashed into my back. The pain was intense and I was terrified I would get hit again if I didn’t move as quickly as possible. A few minutes later, as I rode down in the ski patrol sled, I was confident nothing was broken. But I had no idea how long I would feel impact of this crash.

My entire pelvis has been knocked out of alignment. Over the next few months I visited my chiropractor multiple times a week for adjustments and to retrain my posture. I had trouble standing or sitting for long periods of time which made work and my final semester of grad school challenging.

This ski accident was my first major medical hurdle of the year. I would spend hundreds of dollars on chiropractic and physical therapy treatments. Eight months later, I would hear the words “potential cancer” for the first time.

In 2019, I completed my Master’s, celebrated the union of three beautiful couples and my closest friends, and created so many other wonderful memories. While 2019 will always be remembered as the hardest year of my life, it is also the year I realized how strong I really am.

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