The first half of this year was a tough one for me. I haven't shared all of the details but some of the lowlights include the death of my mother, a less-than-ideal oral surgery that required a follow-up procedure, and the elimination of my job at work. Oh, and while this was going on, I suffered a micro-fracture in my right foot that took running-to-maintain-my-sanity completely out of the equation.
I'm happy to say that while I don't know exactly what the second half of the year will bring, I do know that it's off to a good start. Today is the first day of my new job as a freelancer as part of a new business initiative at at work. Yesterday was the first day of my month-long summer class at UNM. I have the first of my final two (fingers crossed) appointments to finally finish the work in my mouth scheduled a few weeks out. And I am actually registered for an event, albeit as a walker, for the first time this calendar year.
It's a humbling reminder that life is a journey. Sometimes you have to hang in there and take every opportunity to add value in the very moment you are in as an investment in your future. And have faith that things will eventually settle down and work out.