A Long Break From My Usual Routine In Los Angeles

Bonjour, mes amies. My sincerest apologies for the stretch of time between entries. Life had been difficult because of the family trials and tribulations, but it got even worse! A new love interest convinced me to go rock climbing with him and his friends. Someone forgot to correctly tie the harness knots, and then someone else forgot to check to make sure they were tied correctly. I fell twenty feet to very rocky ground. Both my legs were shattered on impact. It took hours before rescue teams arrived.

Needless to say, there have been problems on top of problems — and I left my new love interest in the past. My legs are healing nicely. I’m in physical therapy while recuperating and trying to escape home every chance I get. More importantly, I’m having trouble paying for the care received after the accident. I was shocked to learn my health insurance wasn’t quite as wonderful as expected. This is especially the case after a costly rescue.

The debacle delayed plans to enroll in law school and possibly move to another city. 

I routinely considered updating all of you about my recent troubles, but I didn’t want you to worry. Instead, I shared my troubles with a new therapist. She helped me work through a lot of my family problems, the temporary boyfriend, and my thoughts and feelings after the accident. She’s also helping me decide what to do next, because something in my life needs to change — and change for the better. I need new experiences, new professional opportunities, and new ways to have fun. 

What else is there to say? Here are some very important rock climbing safety tips! You will absolutely never see me engaging in this sport again. It’s not for the faint of heart. I’ll stick to hiking, horseback riding, and collecting or drinking deep red French wines. I’ve been doing a lot of the latter lately!