::():: sometimes the greatest miracle • is to be able to face exactly where you’re at and say • this is where I am • no running • no hiding • there’s gold for me here • and I intend to find it ::():: - ————————<<<————<<<————————- This is where I am: My meds got increased 8 months ago, felt better couple of weeks then went through horrible mental and physical things. Things and decisions that COMPLETELY changed my life. I was very much lost, and what was always closest to my heart, couldn’t find me. As a result, I have no religion and most of my loved ones are gone as well. Found out 2 weeks ago it was a med error, too much of an increase sent me on a spiral. So now what?
I feel amazing inside and out now that I’m “balanced” again. I counted my losses as a lesson, but I gained a lot too. My perspective is different, more open to understand more people and illness. This world is partial to ones who have these invisible illnesses. People come home from surgeries and physical injuries and are consumed with flowers, help and meals. Come home from a psychiatrist, psychologist, fibromyalgia clinics, no one can see what you need, therefore assume you’re good. It’s not anyone’s fault, we are a seeing is believing society and struggle with what we can’t see. I am happy to say I am facing where I am, I’m not running or hiding from it. I’m surviving it. There is gold in my situation and I am finding it
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They say whats in the inside is the real beauty and what matters the most in love and exploration is immersing deep , gotta go deep inside and explore to fully appreciate ..... the image is always better from inside , be willing to travel, look inside ones heart and your world ..... if you don’t you’ll never know what you missed! Time is now .... the here and now ..... hear the shouts of existentialism!!! Go experience, grab someone’s hand you love and explore the trails and appreciate our land ! Go deep inside to fully love ....tip toe through the trails together . Find a love that will take you on the outside so you can explore and get in touch with what’s on the inside! Life’s little secret ......Balance work and play !❤️🌄#love#happyanniversary#brycecanyon#woodenangel#youtah
🏞🏜🌄 Having an amazing adventure this week in Zion, Bryce, and the north rim of the Grand Canyon with my favorite adventure buddy (and favorite person ❤😊), and then on to a sweet friend's wedding in Las Vegas this weekend! 💑💒
We're enjoying all that these beautiful places have to offer.🌵🍁🌲 The trip has been an absolute blast! I'm constantly reminded of the beauty and majesty of God's creation - and the fact that it all reflects His glory! 🙌
As for food, we're eating whatever sounds good 😋 (and isn't the most expensive item on the menu!), splitting meals here and there to save 💲, and aiming to include a fruit or vegetable with most meals. That's about it!🍐🍌🍎
Have you ever been to Zion, Bryce, or the North Rim? What did you think?? 😀
Day 6. Final Day.
On the final day we started out again in Arches National Park and completed the Fiery Furnace trail. FF is a maze of “narrow sandstone canyons, fins, and natural arches”. It’s estimated at around 2 miles round trip however there is no marked trail and getting lost is unavoidable. Half the fun is trying to find your way out. FF is a permit only trail and is usually hard to book. I think the fact that it wasn’t peak season and bad weather earlier in the week enabled us to get a spot. While we explored through the desert we were constantly reminded by people not to disturb the Biological Soil Crust. BSC is a tiny community of microorganisms that are vital to desert ecology. They stabilize the soil and many of the plants in the desert environment depend on these microorganisms for survival. Something a simple as a footprint will destroy these organisms. It’s amazing how delicate desert ecology is.
After leaving Arches we headed to Canyonlands National Park where we drove through the Island In The Sky to the Grandview trail. On this 2 mile loop we capped the trip off right with some spectacular views.
This trip will go down as one of the best we have done. It was amazing experiencing and exploring these new places with Meg. I honestly wouldn’t want to do it with anybody else. I cannot wait for us to drive our own van out west w the kids so they can also see a first hand view of how tiny and insignificant we are in the universe.
Bryce Canyon National Park /ˈbraɪs/ is a National Park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce sits at a much higher elevation than nearby Zion National Park. The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet (2,400 to 2,700 m).