There are quite a few things I regret not doing while at GDB in San Rafael, CA. Unfortunately I was so broken physically, mentally and especially emotionally, that I just had to pass up some stuff that wasn’t detrimental to my training with Jayden.
I was so looking forward to the trip to Muir Woods, a redwood forest traile. But it was the last Friday of the three weeks and was going to be a long bus ride just to get there. I talked it over with the nurse who helped get me through that three weeks and she helped me come to my final decision to not go, a decision that really broke my heart. However if I was to be at all healthy to make it through graduation and the travel home, it was best that I skip the trip. I’m glad I skipped it for those reasons, but I’m still really sad that the three weeks took so much out of me that Jayden and I had to skip the woods.
The other day I was going through the GDB blog and ran across this beautiful post. It was written by a graduate from her perspective and let me tell you, the descriptions make you feel like you’re right there. She must be a writer. JayNoi, if you see this, go give it a read and tell me what you think. She did an incredible job of capturing every experience and I was so grateful to find it. I thought I’d share, in case you had to skip the Muir Woods trip, or went to the Oregon campus, or are maybe considering GDB’s San Rafael class, or are heading there soon.
If I had it to do over, I might push through and go, though I know in my heart that skipping it was best for me. If I ever get back there, I’ll have to go.