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2023 Was A Year

So let me just say....life was "life-ing" in 2023 :-D. With that being said, there was more good than bad....a lot more.


So first, I started off the year in physical therapy recovering from the shoulder surgery I had in December 2022. I had torn labrum that required surgical repair. To add, I ended up getting frozen shoulder and had to have a manipulation procedure to loosen all the scar tissue. Let's just say it was a lot more painful than what I was prepared for. However, a year later I am almost at 100%....Almost.


Next, I started law school this past fall. That. Was. Rough. Working full time and then going to school four days a week until late in the evening was a bit of a struggle. I still don't know how well I performed as grades have not yet been posted. But I can say that I made it to the end of the semester. I am actually prepping for the Spring semester as I am typing this blog.


Then, I had two teeth that cracked on me while eating a crunchy food, that both required root canals (not fun) and are still causing issues (yall I've been to the dentist like 6 times for these teeth!)


Lastly, I had to be honest with myself about a lot of personal things. I was unable to continue on with my therapy sessions as the therapist I was seeing left the practice. To add, the others weren't available during the times I was available (I was also still in physical therapy for my shoulder). But I did spend more times with my family and friends and was able to have quite a few "come to Jesus" moments. For example, I realized that I had been spending a lot of money in response to feeling a bit of depression that I hadn't recognized, or acknowledged. So of course that has caused something financial damage that needs repair.


But I will say that I am on the right track! I have connected with the right people, put in place the right parameters, am keeping up with a consistent schedule (planners definitely help), and am working to address my emotional "distresses" via exercise and fitness training.


I did receive good news at my first medical appointment of 2024. The largest fibroid has shrunken 4cm since having the UAE back in 2021. I have to say that it really lifted my spirit to learn that.


Anyway, upward and onward we go as new things begin at the start of the new calendar year.


Blessings,


~Royalty



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