thank you

It has been quite some time since I wrote anything in my blog. I began my dream residency position in the Fall of 2019 and it was abruptly ended when COVID-19 hit our human race.

My first reactions when I got laid off were sadness, denial, rage, and fear. That’s normal. Within a couple of days and many conversations and prayers later, I have come to accept this outcome and fill my time with gratitude for all that I still have because I have all that I truly need and there are so many who go without and who have lost so much more than a job during this time. My heart goes out to those.

I will get through this. We will get through the larger THIS. We will change. The world will change.

Photo by Tim Marshall

In no particular order are my thanks:

Thank you to all my family and friends who have stood with me, cried with me, prayed with me, called, video-chatted, and loved me. I LOVE YOU!

Thank you to all those still working in the grocery stores, restaurants, emergency departments, at Amazon, in the postal service, first responders, and to all the doctors doing telemedicine to try to keep our system working for those who need help.

Thank you to my mentors, old and new, for encouraging me and reminding me of all I am capable of doing when work becomes available again.

Thank you to everyone doing their part with physically distancing so we can try to flatten the curve while still being socially interactive with technology so we can try to stay connected.

Thank you God for providing all that I need and have and for giving me breath and life. I hope to use what I have to give others love, care, compassion, and whatever else they may need.

Thank you to you for reading. Stay healthy and safe and keep doing your best.