That was an awesome blog. There isn't one of us who can't relate to what you're saying, as well as the hurdles you are climbing. We all need a 'buddy' to whom we can talk the truth, and not have to sugarcoat it. None of us is out here every day, but we all show up at least a couple of times a week. Hang in with us and we'll all walk the walk together. Fran
Whitney-Teacher, that was truly a wonderful blog. I can relate to your struggle and the climb up the mountain I fight every day. Someday I too will plant the flag at the top, maybe not next week or next year, but it will happen Bev
This was my blog today. I wanted to share it with other people on this team. So here goes:
A month or so ago I found myself standing at the base of a very large mountain looking up. I was trying to decide if I wanted to start climbing or just give up and go home. It looked like a really hard climb, and the mountain was SO BIG! I decided to start climbing. How could I ever move forward if I continued to return home? For the first 3 weeks I did pretty good, I made some progress and became convinced that maybe, at some point I could reach the top. I knew it wouldn’t be this week, and maybe not even this year, but it was possible. I rejoiced. Then the storm hit. It came, unsuspected and it hit HARD. The mountain was now impossible to climb, it was impossible to even think of taking one more small step toward the illusive mountain top. So I waited. I built my camp, dug in my heels and waited for the storm to subside. I think maybe today I can see a little parting in the clouds. The storm is finally moving away. I am once again contemplating the impossible, making it possible in my mind. Today I will start back up the mountain. I may encounter more storms along the way. It may take me longer to reach the top than I originally anticipated but now I know I can dig in and wait out future storms and still be able to resume the climb. I don’t have to retreat down the mountain and head for home. Some day I will plant my flag on the top and rejoice!
To all of you who have been following my struggle with the debilitating pain of arthritis this week and offering your amazing support and much-needed comfort, thank you.
My name is Carolyn (Whitney is my last name, I'm a retired high school biology teacher = WHITNEYTEACHER)
I moved to Grants Pass, a small town in Southern Oregon in January, 2014.
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