by Lorinda Boyer
Change is Inevitable
Change is inevitable, this we can count on. Some changes are welcomed and pleasant, while others are less so. But one thing is certain, change allows us opportunity to grow and if we want to truly live, we must never cease to grow.
As I sit here typing, just outside my kitchen window I see a bird perched under the umbrella of a fir bough. Shielded from the snow blowing about him, I watch as he preens his delicate feathers. In my heart I feel a tinge of sadness as I realize this will likely be the last northwest winter I will see for a while. I’ve never imagined leaving my home. I love snow and rain and the unmatchable beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Just a Visit
This month Sandy and I visited our dear friends in Tucson, Arizona for a week. And as much as I was looking forward to the company, I was not looking forward to the landscape. I’m a mountain person, not a desert person. I’ve lived every day of my 48 years surrounded by fir trees, lakes, mountains and minutes from the bay.
But to my surprise our first day in Tucson brought about something miraculous. At first I noticed the pain in my lower back had eased. Then as I sat with our friends around the table, I crossed my legs without thought, something I hadn’t been able to do for years. But the real shocker came when I was able to squat all the way down to the floor, pick up my dog and stand back up without assistance. To be sure I’d really witnessed what I thought I had, I squatted down and stood up again a half dozen more times and -NO PAIN! I was so excited, I leapt into the living room to show Sandy. She cried.
Trading my Firs for Saguaro’s
I’m not a mover and I’m not fond of change but I sure do love not being in pain! I take medication for my arthritis and a lot of the time it works well and I’m thankful for how well I’ve managed in my day to day life. But in Arizona I found out I could feel better, do more and have a fuller life. And, it turns out I really want to! So I’m trading in my fir tree forests for Saguaro forests and packing up my pets, wife and life and heading to Tucson!
But I’m not gone! I may have a different address but thanks to the powers of the inter-webs and internets and cell phones and so on, I’ll always be a part of your life. I plan to continue my fitness blog and fitness tips group on Facebook. And, because I grew up in the pre-cell phone era, I KNOW HOW TO WRITE WITH A PEN AND PAPER!! YEAH ME! So, I will write to you, too. I mean with all this time on my hands, I’ll need to keep busy! And of course I will come home to visit!
We are all on this fitness journey together! I’m right here and happy to talk with you, listen to you and help in any way I can. Thank you for being the best group of clients in the world. I love you to Arizona and back (and everywhere else in the world, too!)
My journey, Your journey, Our journey,
Lorinda & Mollie
I’ve said it in person and I’ve said it writing but must say it again. You will be missed in my day to day life but you will always be in my heart. Thank you for 9 glorious years of friendship and encouragement. And I’m so glad you have found a healthy chapter for your life. Thank you. 🥰💕🥰💕😎
Thank you, Al! Being a part of your journey has (and will continue to be) been a positive part of my life. You are a tremendous friend and I love you very much. Can’t wait to see with this new year brings for us! Much love to you,
Lorinda, you have been a great friend for the last 14 years! You inspired me to exercise more, become a certified personal trainer, and teach group fitness classes. I’ve been missing your cycle classes and Body Strong classes for a long time now. I will miss having coffee with you. I wish you the best.
Ah, sweet friend, I love you! I am so happy that I have played such a positive role in your life. I appreciate the friendship we share and all of the memories we have. I will definitely be back to visit often and have coffee with you 🙂 Maybe I can persuade you to come and visit! love to you.
Lorinda – You are indeed a gifted writer to be able to express news like this, and leave the reader feeling good.
News that could upset those who love having you in the area, but by your words come to understand that this is a positive change for you – and by that thought aré themselves uplifted.
And so I am happy for you and Sandy.
Judy & I wish you both many years of good health and happiness!
Safe travels, my friend!! ❤️
Thank you, Jack! I sure miss chatting with you and now maybe I’ll have more time to do so 🙂 I appreciate your kind words. I am looking forward to being more my active self again. Much love to you and Judy!
So happy for you! So glad you can say good-bye to constant pain and be as active as you wish to be! You will thrive there…YOU can thrive anywhere! Congratulations on you new adventure! We’ll mis your face…Sandy’s and Mollie’s, too!
Wow, Thank you so much! We will most certainly miss you, too! We will visit for sure and keep in touch, too. Much love to you!