Today I had the joy today of giving a massage to a young woman who was heading out on a new life adventure. One of the things I so love about my work is hearing people’s stories. This woman is a recent college graduate. She leaves in a few days on a road trip to Wyoming, where she’s been hired to work in Yellowstone National Park. She’s never been there before. (Neither have I, but it’s on my list!) She’ll be taking her time driving out West, seeing the sights, meeting people, experiencing the country on her way. She’s excited, of course. And a little nervous, naturally. An adventure. A twenty-something woman heading out into the unknown terrain of the country and of her life. I was thrilled to be a part of her taking-off place and I loved having the opportunity to cheer her on on this adventure. The massage helped relieve the tension and pain in her arms, shoulders, and upper back. It also served to ground her, soothe the nervousness, and refresh her for the excitement that lies ahead. When we said goodbye I wished her happiness and fun and everything good on the new adventure of her life. What a joy.