I never thought I’d add plane crash survivor to my resume, but in July I did. If you saw on the news about the float plane crash in Alaska with 11 survivors… I was on that plane. I am incredibly thankful to be alive and still have moments where I can’t believe I’m still here. When I saw the mountain in my window so close I could touch it, I was sure that was it. But we were blessed both in the spot the plane landed and with the amazing US Coast Guard who came and lifted us off the mountain (one by one in a spinning little basket). They said it is the worst rescue they’ve ever done. I can’t say enough thanks to them because with the weather and the temperatures there isn’t any question we wouldn’t have made it through the night.
While I did walk away, I did have quite a few injuries and they say I can expect at least another month before I’ll be back at work more than a couple hours.
I’ve learned that the oils really do help a lot. The doctors were thrilled at how well Immortelle helped with the bruising and my stitches healed beautifully.
I also discovered that a few drops of Copaiba in a gel cap really does help with pain.
I used a lot of Deep Blue and Marjoram and Frankincense too. I’m healing, it is just slow going.
In addition to the oils, I have been relaxing and taking my time with things. It can be so hard in this day and age to follow doctor’s orders because we feel like we are going to miss something if we are not online, or someone will surpass us at work, or any number of other little things that pop into our head and set us in a tail spin.
I have learned that it is OK to slow down and take time that is needed. I have learned that by following Doctors orders and not pushing myself I am healing faster than I would if I went against the orders and kept trying to go full speed ahead. I had to be OK delegating tasks that I have always done to someone else to do and I have realized that it can be very freeing to do this. (And now I know what I can delegate even when I am all healed so I have more free time to enjoy my life;)
I have learned that keeping the faith, and being full of peace with your decisions is important. Life is too short to be constantly trying to please everyone else at the risk of disappointing yourself.
You can’t do it all and you shouldn’t do it all. I am blessed to have family and friends that surround me and support me and lift me up whenever I am feeling sorry for myself. I am blessed to have a brand new puppy to keep me company and make me laugh.
If you are going through a struggle, just know there are people there for you too. You may not realize it but they will be there when you need them.