Hello! I decided to change Xena's name. It is now Elsie. My husband thought she looked like the "Flying Nun" from the television show, so we went with that. She is still as cute, and is now starting to answer to her name. Her vet appointment went well, and I got information for her training. I may train her to become a therapy dog, which will be great, especially since she will probably not be that big. It will be nice to take her to hospitals so that she can brighten the days of the patients and their loved ones (and the staff that cares for them). It is something to look forward to in the next couple of years. This plan has been my first long-term goal since I got my TBI, that I am able to recall. I have the plans to be safe, healthy, and happy, but those seem so variable that they are difficult to directly plan for. I am excited for this journey, and I am hoping Elsie will be the right one to take it with me.
We are preparing to move homes. The TBI has taken quite a toll on everything, including finances, as many people with TBI unfortunately experience. However, the good news is that we will be moving into a new home (temporarily renting), and then we do plan to buy another eventually. I have owned a home since I turned 21, so this is a big change for me. I am excited for it. A new home, new perspective, and new goals- so much new...
During this time, as much as I am looking forward to the changes, I need to remember "the old" . It has become much easier for me to dismiss things that I once wouldn't have, and I believe it to be a part of the new me that I am not as pleased with. The positive is that I recognize it, and am trying to be more mindful.
I will have more to post later. I am feeling overwhelmed with everything, and have been in quite a funk, but I am trying to work my way through it. Thank you for listening. :)
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