Yeah, I literally am.
I went to college in Minnesota. You may have heard it gets a little chilly up there from time to time. And one day I’m walking across campus after a recent snowfall. They’ve cleared the sidewalks, but I do see one patch of ice in front of me. And I think to myself, “Self, you should probably avoid stepping on that piece of ice.”
It’s been a few years, multiple pieces of metal, and a handful of surgeries since that moment, and I am still really wobbly on that foot. My right ankle gets tired easily, I fall over more than is technically prudent in yoga classes, and if I ever had to take a field sobriety test – well, let’s just say it’s a good thing I don’t drink.
Nonetheless, I do exercise that ankle, I go to yoga classes (just don’t put your mat near mine, or I’m likely to fall on you), and I generally try to make an effort to remember that balance is a state of mind, not just a state of ankle.
So I’m curious – what is the event in your life that really threw you off-balance, and how do you deal with its effects today?