The end of this coming week will mark 7 months since Mom died. In some ways it seems forever ago, in others, it seems like yesterday.
A few months before her final days, I left an extremely stressful position and took a college teaching position. I have been enjoying it because even though teaching, grading and prepping can be a lot of work – trying to keep ahead of the semester, etc. – I don’t find it to be terribly difficult. I also have enough flexibility in my schedule that I can exercise more, AND, teaching is not sedentary for me. I tend to walk back and forth in front of the white boards – a LOT! I have been averaging two miles or about 5000 steps a day just teaching. The new activity level has helped, and I have made a conscientious effort to exercise (walk) harder several times a week at the urging of my Cardiologist. I have lost 12 pounds off my heaviest weight, and last week I hit a milestone that is important to me. I now weigh the same as I did before Mom’s crisis and Stage IV cancer diagnosis almost 2 years ago, upturned all our lives. I will not be complacent, however, as I still have a long way to go to get back into a reasonably healthy weight.
Spring is here. The sky is spectacularly beautiful. I hear birds chirping. I see little children eagerly anticipating the end of the school year – I also see it in my college seniors!!!
I feel happy. I feel content. I am looking forward to my college freshman girlie coming home for the summer in a few weeks.
I am blessed.