In the past couple weeks I have had some little occurrences that, together, make my life much more bearable.
1) FlowMingle (Ben's dating site that he's been working on for >1 yr) was launched. Phew! YAY BEN (and Phil and Ben V)! ...a bigger, better announcement on that yet to come...
2) I started taking lexapro (anti-anxiety meds) again. Aaaahhhh--so nice to just be able to focus on what's in front of me instead of worrying constantly to the point of desperation and severe depression about every sucky thing.
3) I had an interview (my only interview in SEVEN months!!!) at the Lexington Healing Arts Academy that went well--I'm still in the running to potentially teach Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology to the massage students there in 2009. It was such a lovely place, and I got really excited about the possibility of spending some time every week working there, using what I know, brushing up on human anatomy, working in a place where the workplace culture is compatible with my beliefs, and so on.
4) I have been looking into PA (physician assistant) school as a possibility: went to an information session, and I spoke with the advisor there who was kind and intelligent, encouraging and understanding of my situation. I would have to apply to start in Jan 2010 which is farther away than I'd like, but the main thing is that I have something to garner my attention and focus now. For a goal-oriented person, this is MAJOR. Being cast out with no direction was virtually unbearable for me. Now I have some direction. What. A. Relief. And while I'm feeling pretty good about this option, I am reminding myself that it's not the be-all-end-all, either: I can continue to look into other options during this next year while I'm applying/finishing prerequisites, etc.
Okay. So in the meantime, I have found ffffound.com, and spent a few hours perusing pictures, taking some self-prescribed time to chill and relax a bit. I found lots of images I want to share. That's what these next few posts will be.