Thursday, June 22, 2017

Even One Life is Too Many

Things I am not good at: routinely washing my car, signing up for that last grad school class, getting 8 hours of sleep a night (not complaining), being true to my emotions.
 
It is the last one that has been my biggest struggle as of late. For years I have bottled up my emotions and not dealt with them, it had become a form of self-preservation. Thankfully through the patience of others, this is no longer my initial reaction. I now choose to try and talk things out via text, email, or verbally. Finding safety in conversation has not been a quick process and I am very thankful to those that have walked along side as I learned how this works.
 
This is something I wish I had learned to do years ago. This is something that I am very grateful to have found. This is something I wish everyone had.
 
 

Even one life is too many to lose. 
While we should do this daily, I encourage you on the 22nd of every month to call and check your battle buddy. It takes just a moment. Military or not, we deserve to see each other tomorrow.

#twloha

 Crisis Text Line 741-741

- a safe place to talk via text with a counselor when you can't or are afraid to use your voice

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Rainy Day "Hike"

Plans for an early morning hike of the Puu O Hulu (pillbox hike) were altered this morning due to pouring rain. Beau and I had a mini heart to heart about changing our plans.
 So instead we headed over to the Kawainui Marsh Trail to stretch our legs. A very humid morning but not a lot of people out. There times when it felt as though we were alone on the walk.
 My boy was exhausted after the walk and slept hard when we got home.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Twelve, Three Times

My birthday this year was spent training with my teammates at work. It was a good and productive day.
 
Over the weekend, I celebrated with lunch at my favorite food truck followed by an afternoon with my boy at a local dog park (before his annual check up at the vet).
 Sunday morning was spent with friends and one of their dogs walking up to the Makapu'u lighthouse. Lots of other people, but still very peaceful.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Playing on the Water

Such a great weekend!


Sorry, not sorry I missed that flight.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Even One Life is Too Many

Some things I am quick study at, while others take me a long time. I am a problem solver. I do not get attached, I simply analyze the issue and "fix" it. It is how my brain works.
 
To be real with my emotions is not a strength of mine. I keep things locked down pretty securely. But when I open up, I am grateful that there are a select few that I know I can always talk to, day or night. Do I always share what is happening with me when I probably should? Nope.  Am I extremely thankful that those that know me well are able to call me out on that? Very much yes.

It is worth it to share what is going on. The good, the bad, and the ugly. It is not easy. But I have learned that there are safe places to talk. And I am beyond grateful for the patience of those I do talk to as it has taken a long time to get to where I am.

Even one life is too many to lose. 
While we should do this daily, I encourage you on the 22nd of every month to call and check your battle buddy. It takes just a moment. Military or not, we deserve to see each other tomorrow.

#twloha

 Crisis Text Line 741-741

- a safe place to talk via text with a counselor when you can't or are afraid to use your voice

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Dunk Tank for Nurse's Week

Yes, I really enjoy serving my teammates. And today, that meant sitting in a dunk tank.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Seis de Mayo

I love going back to hangout each time, but it gets more and more difficult to leave.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Even One Life is Too Many

I am a functional introvert. But even I have learned the importance of having people in my life that I can talk to.


Even one life is too many to lose. 
While we should do this daily, I encourage you on the 22nd of every month to call and check your battle buddy. It takes just a moment. Military or not, we deserve to see each other tomorrow.


 

 #twloha
 Crisis Text Line 741-741
- a safe place to talk via text with a counselor when you can't or are afraid to use your voice

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Girl Scout Camp Nurse

Thankfully I help in the kitchen more than I am needed as a nurse.
 
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