What an interesting year, to say the least. I never imagined spending time in a place like this, but it has taught me so much.
While for the most part, I view our time (mine and Ferro’s) in this state as positive. I finally found the right doctor who has been able to heal me in other ways the doctors in WI could not (or would not recommend). There was surgery that was brutal to go through. And recently, I was notified that I would be needing another, but different kind of surgery in the near future. I met some absolutely incredible people.
I also terminated a toxic friendship that was only draining me. With all the healing I was going through, it was not worth the added struggle to put up with. I no longer have it in me to play mind games. Sorry. I’m too old for high school drama.
There were some incredible places I was able to explore. Ferro enjoyed the amount we were able to get out in the “winter” months. But Ferro and I are true winter souls, and we desperately miss the tundra of cold and snow.
Now there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
I am exhausted. I am worn to the bone. And I will soon be free of this place I’ve come to refer to as the devil’s armpit.
While it is definitely not a place for me to linger, it has been incredible and I would not change it for the world. Because as much as Texas took from me, it gave me more.