Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Warrior Runners wishes everyone a joyous holiday season and a very Happy New Year! 2018 was a tumultuous roller coaster of celebratory highs and grieving lows. Please follow my blog as I journal: “Reflections of a Weekend Warrior’s 2018.”

I started journaling my daily dose of gratitude end of March 2018. I had recently returned from a Caribbean Running Cruise in Feb, and I witnessing the hurricane-ravaged islands of Puerto Rico and Saint Thomas (USVI), among others, up close and personal. This really put things into perspective for me. As an islander myself (born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard), I have a deep appreciation for the ocean and all that Mother Nature is capable of… My family survived Hurricane Bob on the island in 1991.

The day I chose to put onto paper my thoughts was March 28, 2018.

3/28/18- Received an “Access Code” for “Springsteen on Broadway” (after two failed attempts) and got tickets for the Sat Nov 10, 2018 show :) <3

3/30/18- Handed a paper copy of my Marine Science thesis to the project manager at Vineyard Wind. Had a great therapy session at the VA.

3/31/18- While on patrol at the canal, I assisted an older gentleman who had a medical condition on the rip rap rocks while fishing.

3/31/18- Received an email notification from MA DUA re the approval of my unemployment claim (made 20 weeks ago!!) and retroactive pay.

4/1/18- Finished yard spring cleanup (leaves, twigs, mulch, garden beds) just in time for next round of blanket of snow (1-2”). Happy Easter and April Fool’s!

4/2/18- Bought 50% off Easter candy @ CVS and 75% off rack of lamb at Stop ‘n Shop :) Yummy!

To Be Continued…

Happy 2019 everyone… I’m looking forward to magical things/events ahead.