My last blog was about my 30 day Yoga Challenge. I completed it and learned a lot about myself and my dog while on the mat. Here’s my dog waiting for me in the morning …
I realized my body craved the daily stretching and felt better after. It also helped me to make a decision about what was best for me. My life partner is retired and I am not and he likes to spend time in Florida. I may have a different feeling about it if I was retired too, but I am not and after losing my mom in November I was getting homesick and felt very lonely and vulnerable living in an area where I didn’t have my family and friends. So I came home early! This meant a big adjustment for my partner and me since we had driven down with our two dogs and my dog is very attached to me. So as John Denver used to sing…. “I’m leavin’ on a jet plane, Don’t know when I’ll be back again.”
Traveling with a dog was very stressful and not something I would recommend to the light hearted. First when checking my bag, they told me I was 11 lbs over and charged me $75. I had weighed the bag before I left and didn’t believe I was over. Then they charged me $95 to put my dog under the seat and she would count as a carry-on. I gave her Benadryl and put DoTERRA lavender oil on her to keep her calm. The Benadryl didn’t do a thing to make her sleep. The lavender oil kept her and me a little calm.
I was told by the flight attendant she would have to stay in her carrier zippered closed. Needless to say she didn’t like it. At this point I wished I had taken some Benadryl….
I ended up sitting in a middle seat on the plane. The person to the right of me looked rather unhappy to have a dog near him. She wouldn’t settle down and was shaking quite a bit. Finally when we were an hour into the flight I unzipped the top of the carrier and let her pop her head out. Poor thing was pretty stressed. I couldn’t wait to land and get off the plane. In my concern for my dog I left my $300 prescription glasses on the plane. I called and did all the online paperwork – still have not turned up.
Six hours and a loss of $470 extra dollars we made it! HOME SWEET HOME!! I agree with Dorothy……”There’s no place like home!” Here’s Amber 2 hours after we arrived home. What is the point of all this. Sometimes you have to honor yourself and make a decision to do what is best for your own well-being. It might not be what your partner, family, friends can understand. If you are genuine and you trust the direction of your journey then you need to be true to yourself in order to be happy and present to those around you!