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  • Writer's pictureKristina Riggs

Goodbye January 2023

In all honesty I am not disappointed to see January end. This has been one heck of a month, to say the least! However, the biggest point to remember; I made it! I made it, in one piece and physically unscathed. That is a big deal.

If you know me personally then you know I gravitate to the norm and the consistent. When there is a hiccup in my norm, I often come unhinged. This happened one time this month and not something I will soon forget. Something I prayed my way out of, literally. I was in full blown anxiety mode and literally afraid to leave my apartment. It was when my converter was stolen off my truck. Combining the theft with the fact that they watched me, left me scared for my own safety and security. I am back to work and trying to move forward, as best as I can. There are still many moments of anxiety I have; but I try not to relive them, but rather try and heal. Try, being the keyword.

My work at home workload was slim this month, which I think was a blessing. I was not mentally prepared to be at my laptop all hours of the evening. It sucks not having the extra income, but mentally it worked out well I suppose. I was able to pick up some individual writing assignments online to fill in the gaps. Anyone who writes for their outlet knows exactly what I mean. Sometimes, you just need to write in order to release so many pent up feelings and emotions that no one else really understands.

Home life is awesome, Hubby is awesome! I am so extremely blessed with a husband who not only supports me in literally everything I strive for but he is just so caring. He would roll his eyes if he knew I was writing this about him. But I do not care. He is my everything. I was convinced I would die alone because I just knew there was not going to be any person on this earth that would understand me. That was until we met. Since the day we met, I knew we were meant to be together.

Medically I got a few surprises. I went in for a checkup and basic bloodwork and found that my platelets are low, my doctor has a few scenarios she is going to investigate. However, for now, I am trying not to think about the negative side of things. My A1C went from 7.3 to 7.5 so I reluctantly agreed to a weekly shot to hopefully bring it back down to a normal range. I am continuing with my walking 10K steps a day to keep my sugar levels low and shed a few pounds here or there.

So, wrapping up January is a success. I am fine with the way it came together, the lessons I learned, and the realization of those who really stood up next to me in hard times. It is to those friends and loved ones that I will truly show appreciation and thanks for going forward.

As always, I am praying for my friends and family, community, and my growing church family. I love you all…

Until Next Time.


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