2.4.19 - Picked up the newest member of our family.
Palmer Kimmel - King Charles Cavalier, at 12 weeks old. I had wanted one since as long as I can remember, or been an adult on my own. The amount of appreciate I have from waiting is not describable.
2.5.19 - I bought 4 newspapers at 7/11 for the dog mentioned above to “relieve” himself, on the paper, as apparently he was trained to prefer this to white pads. It’s rainy outside, so indoors it is for now. Needless to say, I had not purchased a newspaper in years, now I had 4. Surprised to learn they are $1.85 and love that people still read non-digital news.
The irony - in 2013 I had filled out an pink index card with some life goals and visions for myself that included:
“Be recognized for Corporate Wellness and Health (not FITNESS) in both the UT an d San Diego Magazine”
“Have a King Charles Cavalier (dog)”
** There was a husband and other things in there too, but said husband now, at the time, was a just a couple dates in.
So, 2.5.19 there I was buying the papers for our new 1 - day- in -dog to literally pee on and there I was in the Health Section. Go figure.
Isn’t timing funny?
And you know what?…
I saved one for myself, one to mail my parents to say thank you for the patience, and then I lined his little play area, and let him use them, because, the goal wasn’t really to be in the paper, the goal was every organization and wellness meeting I visited, supported, or consulted for. It was the experience in between getting let go, quit a job, and where I am now, both in real life, and being pee’d on by the cutest puppy ever —- and that was the also a goal. So there I was, putting down the UT, talking about the last 7 years, and letting it be used for potty training our new dog.
I couldn’t be happier about both.
Doug Williams who wrote the story was such a pleasure to meet. He must get to meet so many more interesting people, and soak it all in. I loved he was wearing his fitbit, so I inquired. I love hearing why things I do in our community, show in in real life. That’s the idea - the interview in print, well that’s just icing on the…
In health, and in the UT,