I've been helping a friend negotiate her way through a new cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy. As a nurse I've faced these issues hundreds of times but now it's different. Seeing a good friend suffer with something so heavy breaks my heart. I'm learning a lot. One important thing is to be able to shut my mouth and listen. I have to allow her to express herself in a safe place. I want to be the kind of person who can do that. I also want to be needed. I want to make a difference in a positive way
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I'm sitting here in my life wondering where it went. A good friend would always say, "Life is what happens to you when you have other plans." Ain't that the truth?? My plans for "my life" have rarely gone as I "planned". I wonder why that is. I'm a reasonably intelligent, educated woman who has done a lot of interesting things but my life has really changed over the past few years. I've become a hermit due to a lot of medical issues and I really need to branch out. I guess the best way to do that is publicly so I can't run and hide!