June 28th was the last time I sat down to write something. Over the last three months my patience felt tested with this injury. I had to pull out of the 10, 10, and 5 event not sure if walking 10 K would aggravate the injury. Even my doctor wondered if I have a herniated disk, and not even know it.
After he muttered those words I hyperventilated. I then did what any self-respecting nerd would do:
It also lead me to the downside of looking up the condition as people put out their most extreme stories on the internet. I think those that got better just picked with their lived, careful with their activities to not get re-injured. I pretty much accepted caution, along with patience, will be lifelong companions.
It feels great to sit and write.
I yanked the Investor’s Group 10,10, and 5 in favour of The Walking Dead. I now have to take another look at my goals. It still feels great to write again.
In the middle of recovery, I got a new job in the same organization employing me. I work in another library with more student interaction, plus room to flex my strengths, and bust my comfort zones. I love it! Yes, some students can try a person’s patience. I consider those the 2% of the overall population. I focus on the ones working hard, juggling their studies and life, and in some cases sacrificing quite a lot to return to school for something better.
Yes, sign me up please.
I also read like a fiend. I read in between physiotherapy-proscribed exercises either on my back or stomach. I read on my tablet, most of the time it’s a hard cover book balanced in my hands. So many Book Talk subjects waiting for their day in the blog. Where do I start?
Right now I break my silence; Meanwhile my back, or whatever the heck is going on, says “times up!” It begs for rest, to walk around, all the while reminding me to keep things in perspective. I can still move. Now I hope to sit for just a bit and write.