I started this blog about 10 years ago to deal with a health issue that surprised me. That health issue didn't go away. I had some really serious chest pain, and it scared the hell out of me.
Ten years later, I am dealing with different ailments. My heart seems to be fine. My lungs hate me, but I live in the San Joaquin Valley of California, which means that everybody's lungs hate them. I have lymphedema in my legs and feet, which makes me feel like a very swelled up monster. I got a walker so that I could start walking and getting back in to society now that society seems to be a place to get back in to. I did not get COVID (as far as I'm aware). I am still scared to get COVID. I am vaccinated. I hate that there are people in my family who are not vaccinated when they can be. I wish they would get vaccinated so that I don't have to worry about them dying.
I need to eat better and have considered changing to a vegetarian diet. My love of cheese and ice cream keep me from going vegan.
Mentally, I have little focus - you can probably tell by my rambling - but I need to get more focused. During the pandemic I finished my Master's degree in Creative Writing and Literature for Educators. Now I teach 5 sections of Creative Writing. I wish I could get my students more interested in writing and telling their own stories.
Romantically, everything is going great. My Awesome Musician has become my Awesome Husband. He is my rock, and my reason for not jumping off a bridge somewhere. He keeps me mostly sane, kisses my boo-boos and tries to motivate me to be a better person. (He doesn't even yell at me when I order ice cream I shouldn't have).
The last ten years have been kind of a whirlwind of so much stuff going on in our lives. I want to keep things going, and I want to get back to a place where I feel complete again. Maybe starting a blog will be a good start... again.