Yearning and burning, but always learning

Day 11 of my medical leave. I learned a few things today. Some good, some less good, but all hopefully helpful in this journey to wellness. First, I learned that I have a vitamin D deficiency. Among all the things I was tested for, this was probably the least serious, and the easiest to remedy. … Continue reading Yearning and burning, but always learning

Helpful Bleeding

I bled twice today, and both times it hurt a lot less than I expected. My first bloodletting was by the hands of a phlebotomist, real honest-to-God, literal bloodletting. Well, a vial of blood was taken from my arm for the purposes of medical testing. I guess it's not actually literal bloodletting. I saw my … Continue reading Helpful Bleeding

An Unexpectedly Meh Day

Today was the kind of day I always look forward to. I had nothing on my schedule. I got all my steps in easily. I read a lot; I knocked out all the things on my to-do list. I even started a strange new project not worth getting into here. I didn't interact with a … Continue reading An Unexpectedly Meh Day

Finding a Rhythm

It's now day six of my medical leave. The first week is coming to an end. It's been odd...I don't think it's hit me in my body yet that I'm doing something different. In a lot of ways, this is just like any other week off. A week of vacation, of trying to focus on … Continue reading Finding a Rhythm

Dark night: Day 2 of my medical leave

So today is the second day of my medical leave, and I have some very conflicted feelings about this. In one way, I am very happy to be able to let go of the pressures of leading the congregation for a while. That's a good thing. But on the other hand, I'm not sure that … Continue reading Dark night: Day 2 of my medical leave