Part 7 of my personal stress journey

Story continued from previous post—link here.

The drive out was tough on all of us. I had just finished three weeks worth of working 12 hour days full of manual labor, getting my condo ready for tenants and getting rid of all my stuff. I was exhausted. My dogs were frustrated from being cramped in my car (along with a few plants I couldn't part with) and they had never stayed in a motel.

One of my drawings from my trip to New Caledonia

One of my drawings from my trip to New Caledonia

We had an appointment to look at a possible temporary home when we arrived in Boulder and thankfully we got it. I expected to be there no more than three months, but being a single person with two "not chill" dogs, finding housing was near impossible.

I was in that temporary spot for a year and then over the next year bounced to a couple other temporary spots while finishing up school. It was STRESSFUL, but I learned so much about myself and my critters through the process. And I had the support of some super amazing friends along the way, who loved me and my crazy-ass dogs.

As if by magic, right as I was about to graduate from school, my friend tagged me in a housing post on facebook. It was a little cabin, surrounded by forest, where they preferred people with dogs, and were totally cool with barking dogs, because they help to keep the animals away from the house. This was it, FINALLY!

Story continued here.

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Kristen Stephen is a bodyworker, practicing integrative manual therapy, in Nederland, Colorado. Her mission is to help people live lives with less pain and more joy.

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