So, I had a great weekend in San Diego, number 3 completed. My own opinion is that San Diego is a fun town. The original reason I went to there is because a close family friend graduated from college. I was right though, as I finally headed of to San Diego I got excited to go. It was a five hour drive to get there through the desert. The family I was visiting had the great little hotel that was out on a pier. This place was right on the ocean.The it was a new experience to push myself on a wooden pier. Needless to say it was not a smooth surface. I really had to use my skills quickly getting into a wheelie to get over some wood planks. Craig would be proud. When I got there I sat out and watched the people and the surfers. I once tried to surf and so it was fun to watch. That night the younger crowd headed out to the bars. Unfortunately, it was kinda early so there were not a lot of people out, and I didn’t last all that long. It was a long drive from me.
The next day was the graduation, which was nice. Afterword, we made a visit to Seaworld. Which would have been a good idea, but on memorial day not so much. I can’t tell you how many people were there. The masses really took away from the experience. We later went to this seafood place right on the bay. The wait was way too long, but worth it. I had some carb cakes and swordfish.
I got some video of SeaWorld, but I have not had the chance to do anything with it yet. So, be patience with me as I put it together.
Once I got back the cool weather in San Diego seemed soo much nicer. When I got back I went to check my mail, which reqires me going through the pool area. I looked at the pool and thought it would me nice to get in it. As I passed back through the pool area I really wanted to get in it. I wasn’t sure if I could get in and out though. I had done it before, but I had Erika to make sure I would be ok. I did not have a lot of confidence I could back into my chair without her. Could I really do it alone. Would I be ok. I then realize something that had been on my mind on and off for the past few weeks.
Since my return to society I have been asked this many times, “How are you going to do that”. I had maybe an idea as to how I was going to do what ever I needed to do. Most of the time I’d have the same answer. So, I would just simply answer those questions with a simply, “I don’t know, I just have to do it and figure how to do it and hope for the best”.
So, on that thought I got on my shorts and headed to the pool. I will admit, I was nervous. I wasn’t nervous about getting in, just getting out. And of course, I got in with no problem. I had a floaty noodle with me and dipped my head into the water and floated around for about 30 minutes. As I headed back to the stairs in which I used to get in the water I was anxous about getting back into my chair safely. And sure enough I got back into my chair without a single problem. Once I got back in I felt great. It was a internal challenge I had gotten over. this was one of many. And you know what, everyone feels fantastic.
The point of this whole story is that all of us have things that we are not sure we can accomplish. Some may be internal or external. Either way, all of us struggle to overcome things we are not sure we can do. Trust me when I say this, you may not know how to overcome a challenge, but you just have to spend a little time thinking about it and just go for it the best way you know how. You just may surprise yourself, I know I did. And now, I am going to be gong to the pool a lot more. I didn’t know how I was going to get out of the pool, but I now have one more thing I can do. Sorry Erika, I don’t need you anymore….but only with getting out of the pool. One more thing in my life to enhance anyday.
Lastly, A number people have asked me if I have named my vehicle yet. allthough all your suggestions were fantastic, but I just didn’t see them with my car. While I was in San Diego a suggestion of Ginger, which I liked. that spurred my thinking cap. I came up with the name of Rosalita. So, both those name I really like. I can’t decide, so I am leaving it up to the faithfull readers of this blog. It all depends on you. I am taking a vote with you and the one that has the most votes on Thursday morning when I wake up I am going to name the element that. So, it is all up to you. this vote is important. So, please vote. But, I am only going going to count one vote per person. Again, I need your help on this one.
Today is Monday…try surprising yourself.