It’s been beautiful and I can truly say that I feel like myself again!! My spirit is back, and this is an incredible feeling indeed!
In this time, I am re-reminded of the importance of support systems. Of reaching out to friends and family who will love us unconditionally and who will help pick us up even when we feel like we have nothing left inside of us. I’m realizing that building a strong community and support system in San Francisco is something I would like to put conscious effort into, especially as I imagine having a family out there one day. It’s interesting that we need to put effort into creating community in our culture, that in some cultures that idea of putting the elderly in homes, children in day care, would be un-heard of. There is no judgment either way, I’m just more aware that here the creation of community becomes a responsibility and a choice, rather than a given.