Monday, October 25, 2010

First Full Day Of Work!

I had my first full day of work today, and it was AMAZING. I'm so grateful to be healthy! I can't believe how fortunate I am. I love working, it gives me a thrill, almost as satisfying as running. It has been incredibly hard to be continuously exhausted (still battling that one a bit), and unable to comprehend tasks. Luckily, I'm on the up and up. I'm confident that my mistakes will be minimal, and that there are many great years of work in my future! I'm grateful to have a roof over my head, and to have good health. Also, I'm ecstatic to have a job.

Danny and I were watching the news last night, and I was blown away by the stories of those who are being devastated by the economy. People are losing their homes, their retirement, they can't even afford food. Things are bad. I have a feeling that considering the percentage of those effected by the economy, there have to be friends who are hurting. Danny and I have definitely been effected by the economy, but luckily we've been able to lessen the blow by downsizing everything in our life. We do what we can, and at the same time we know that every moment is precious.

For the past several months I've been pretty oblivious about current events. I couldn't deal with the information, processing it and then comprehending it. Now, I'm starting to get it. In fact that works with a lot of things. It's been almost six months since my surgery and I'm finally getting to higher levels of thinking.

Now that I can grasp things better, I'm craving the ability to help others. I'm sick of only helping myself. Since the surgeries, I haven't been very good about big ideas, or formulating thoughts, but I'll bet there's an organization that I can support and contribute to, through volunteering. It's time to get involved in something outside of myself.

I'm not bed ridden. My wits are gathering. I'm strong. I have a lot to offer. Yet again, no matter what happens in life, I'm so grateful for every single moment. I truly am the luckiest girl in the world.


  1. Jess, I love your spirit and drive, especially to help others. I am continually inspired by you and I am so lucky to call you my friend! I'm happy you are feeling good and that you are improving in all you do. I'm sure that is just the way things will keep on going!!!
    Love, Sarah B

  2. Thanks, Jess, for the right words again. While I am not yet ready to reach out to the world beyond that of my own healing, I look forward to that day. You have reminded me that I am also "the luckiest girl". Blessings to you and Danny and your folks.

    Dee Dee

  3. "So Cal" PattiOctober 27, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    Sending prayers for your friend Nancy and continued good wishes for your constant progress! You are remarkable and so kind and loving of others in spite of what you have gone through. We are ALL blessed to have you in this world!!!


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