I’m sorry I’ve been absent from my blog this past month. I’ve been quietly processing and reflecting.
I was in survival mode for a long time, reacting by bobbing left and right to the punches being thrown. Sharing via this blog has been a way for me to hopefully help others that might relate to my experiences; make connections on a deeper, more authentic level by baring my soul; illicit support in what can be a lonely journey; and process my thoughts by making sense out of what often feels like internal chaos. Now that I’m not living in response mode anymore, I’ve drawn into myself and have been internalizing the experiences of this past year.
I believe this quiet time has been good for me, but I’m sorry if I worried anyone. I’m doing very well! I’ve made some changes to my future plans, had a great followup visit with my doctor (I’m still in remission – yay!), and am feeling stronger each day, both physically and mentally. I’ll post the details of all of this, along with getting my travel entries caught up soon.