As a means of staying positive, I am searching for the silver linings in the very overwhelming surreal world I have entered.
- First among them as previously mentioned is kickstarting my weight loss – 12 pounds in 5 weeks.
- The next is the opportunity to step away from my life and all the commitments and reassess what I really want to be doing. I have paired down my life to only those activities that do not require deadlines or people depending on me to deliver something. This gives me space to work on projects I have always meant to get to but had no time.
- And for the fun part, time and space to get caught up on all those magazines that are piling up, and TV shows I have not had time to binge watch over the years.
But the most extraordinary silver lining is coming to the realization of how many people in my life love and support me. So many people have stepped up to help during the coming year. And the best part is they know me well enough to know how hard it is for me to ask for help. And my hope is that all of these people from different parts of my life also meet and forge new friendships as well.
I am working hard to put in the front of my brain that people like to help. But I am like my father, I do not want to be a burden. I looked for ways to not have to ask directly but afford people the opportunity to help when they are able. This is where technology is a god send. Not only does this blog streamline communications but using a tool like signup genius puts it out there, and people can self-select.
As hard as this journey may be, I will fight to focus on the silver linings, and find love and laughter in all that I do. And maybe at the end of this journey I will figure out the reason this happened now, and what good will come from it.