One of the toughest things for me as I undergo treatments is the feeling of being disconnected from my friends and colleagues.
I have missed faculty meetings which, for me, were the high point of my week. Getting to hang with my colleagues and talk about our work has been something I looked forward to each week. So I settle for phoning it in for right now, but it is not the same at all.
This week, though, I was able to make a new connection. When I walked the hospital corridors during my first visit, I noticed that they had a library for children who might be visiting. I made sure to grab a bag of books to donate this last week. That floating on reconnected me to the world I love: books, reading, and more. So, I will settle for small connections for now.
The other remarkable connection has been the outpouring of love and support through social media. I so appreciate all the good vibes, virtual highs, prayers, and more that you are sending my way. These keep me connected as well, and that connection means so much to me.
Now, I think I need to rustle up some picture books to connect me to the larger world this lovely weekend morning.