Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The road to recovery

Have you ever lost someone that when you lost them, it shook you to your core?
Made you face what you are made of?

At this time, three years ago, I was in Kauai mending my broken heart. I had just left a 5 year relationship and I was pretty devastated. It was mutual, had to be done. Still hurt like a mother.

Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.

I hurt so bad, I wanted to run. So run I did. I booked Kauai because I wanted to go to the beach. Baby1 (oldest daughter) begged me to stay in the States. She was afraid I would end up on CSI.

I left a week later.

I admit, the first few days were hard. Especially mealtime. My theme of my trip became "just me" as I was asked "how many" at the restaurants and my answer was always "just me."

I ended up having a fabulous time. I took a helicopter ride. I was terrified to do this but that is exactly why I did it.

I hiked some awesome trails.

I hiked the "little grand canyon" of Kauai

I saw these on the way

And finally made it to my destination

Top of waterfall

Other side:

Some other great memories:
Rockin Red Freedom!
Sun bathing Sea Lion

I left some pieces of my heart in Kauai. Buried some of my past so I could move on to my future.

I know I will never be the same.

In a lot of ways, I'm better.


Julie said...

Wow, you are my hero. I can't even go to a movie by myself.

I'm having a rough day, frankly. I had one of those dreams about me and my ex, where we were happy and things were good, and I woke up really sad. I keep thinking about it, remembering that we did have good times, and I can't seem to shake it off. I don't want to have those kinds of dreams anymore.

I wanna be you when I grow up. LOL

travel girl said...

Thanks Jules for the comment.

I hope you have a much better day.

If I lived close to you, happy hour would be on girl!

Soxy Deb said...

Nice pics TG! While the road to recovery may be bumpy and long, it's also the road that leads tothe beginning of something new. SO forge ahead and know you will continue to get better and better.


Mrs Parks said...

How beautiful...
The words and the pictures.

Julie said...

I came back to be inspired by you again today. And to pretend I'm in the tropics with my snotty nose, muscle aches and headache! LOL