Journal Entry for the week of October 22, 2016

Comments and Feedback of the Week: These journal entries were written by our customers in our cabin room during their experience here at Olympus Spa. To our Olympus Spa journal writers: We appreciate your time writing in our journal! Thank you!

 


 

Written: October 17, 2016

Feeling grateful today! Grateful for my strong, faithful, devoted husband. Grateful for the beautiful, sweet, mart powerful kids that I get to raise. Grateful for the boundless love of my parents, my best friends and my family. And grateful for the imperfect, yet divine body that God gave me. Feeling the love.

 

Written: October 19, 2016

You are all so remarkable. Came here today to rest and rejuvenate when a long-absent illness surprised me with a repeat visit. Walking through these doors, I was steeping in lingering frustration, fear, and a sense of isolation. I was met by friendly faces, kind words, and tremendous courage. You leave me energized and inspired. May we all heal together, rest together, take courage together. In strength.

 

 

Written: October 19, 2016

Treasure the times, the little pockets of time, where you get to have time to slow down and reconnect with yourself. With all the alarm clocks of our daily lives, it’s easy to forget yourself. I wish all the best for everyone and remember to love yourselves and love one another.

 

Written: October 21, 2016

Yesterday I found out that a dear friend of mine passed away. He was someone I could always lean on and could draw love and support from. I truly know he was my soul mate and my best friend. I came to the spa today to try to relax and forget, but I realized I need to embrace my loss and then embody the life of the loved one that I had lost. That space in my heart will never quite be healed, but I hopefully can find peace with the life and passing of my friend. I’m fortunate that I found Olympus so I can find a quiet place with people who don’t judge another’s short comings. We all have good days and bad days and no matter what day you are having, you can come here and feel a little more peace. Thank you.

 

Written: October 21, 2016

Why is taking care of ourselves often so hard? I’ve spent the last week planning my “mental health” day and finally decided to come. What was I waiting for? My work is hard. Compassion, fatigue, secondary trauma, healing others. But I must also heal myself. I am learning to give myself this space in life. I have to work hard not to feel guilty…about taking a day off work, about the privilege I hold that allows me to come here, about not rushing back to my family or friends or the mountains of laundry that awaits. I am taking space here now and the rest of the world will surely be there when I return.

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