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Friday, March 23, 2012

A reunion and nice days

There are times when I tell myself I will wait the next day to post on my blog. It's my way of sorting through the many pictures I've taken, as well as, the thoughts I want to express here. But do I listen to my own advice? Nope. That's when the writing bug hits me, and I have to go with it.

This has been a nice week. I had the pleasure of taking my former supervisor out to lunch and reflect with him about everything that's happened since the lay off. I've made amends with him and for that I'm grateful. He is not only my former supervisor, he is also my friend. I also had a chance to eat some yummy Chinese food that I haven't eaten for months! When I walked up to him before heading to the restaurant, he smiled and gave me a hug. After the hug he said, "It's so good to see you without the cane Dara!" That meant so much, because he knows my journey and how much I wanted to be able to walk again. Plus his smile always make me smile. While having lunch, I shared my love for teaching and how much I missed it. He shared with me that he always saw me as a leader. I never saw myself as one. I think he was surprised to hear me say that, because he says, "You're so good at it." I admit, I tend not to see my strengths and don't take credit for what I do. I'm very modest, but appreciate the great compliment.

Afterwards, I went back to the office with him and surprised my co-workers. I say co-workers but actually they're my friends. It felt good to see them all, most of them I haven't seen since last June. We talked, laughed, and enjoyed each others company. I stayed there the rest of the afternoon. I saw a former student of mine (now friend) whom I haven't seen in almost two years! We hugged and yelled "I missed you" in the hallway. I hope we didn't disturb any one's work. We talked for a while and made plans to hangout soon. She and I instantly became friends while I was her teacher years ago. Her personality is very free-spirited and confident. I love this trait about her. Also, I was impressed by how much her English improved! She told me I was her first American teacher since living in the U.S., and that I helped build her confidence. I'm honored to know that. Later that evening, I went out with my friend where we had sushi and I tried an apple martini for the first time! It was so good, but since I don't drink it went to my head fast. Thank goodness for the sushi and water! I enjoy being in her company and always gain insight on certain things when talking to her. I appreciate the evening out, it's been awhile since I've had that. I'm now more determined to do this more. I want to go out whether it's by myself or with friends.

Today I went to Brooklyn Bridge Park which is a park and a waterfront all into one. I love going there to reflect and to write. Today I just listened to music and reflected. I also daydreamed about what's to come for me in the near future. I'm not including that in this blog post until I know everything is official. Once I get the "seal of approval" so to speak, I will update you. Let's just say I have more reasons to smile and a lot more to look forward to. The weather was beautiful, a perfect day to be outside. The sun was shining bright, the cool breeze from the water was just right, and the sky was blue with few clouds. There were a lot of photographers out, as well as, families with children, couples, and loners like me. Usually when I see couples around me I feel bad knowing I'm not in a relationship. However, today I didn't feel this way. Instead I felt confident that someday I will be involved, and hopefully it will be wonderful. How nice to share my reflection time with the man I love, and he enjoys doing the same. Company is always nice. There are a few guys I know I wouldn't mind sharing that time with. If circumstances were different, or if this was my world for a day what I would like to see happen. That's where daydreaming becomes a substitute.

A quick hip update, I will begin physical therapy (at doctor's office) this coming Monday. So far I am able to walk with no problem. There's some aching but nothing compared to two months ago. I'm still cautious of how and where I walk, but so far so good. Since walking, I'm smiling more and feeling more confident. There's still a lot for me to do. I look forward to tackling at it one step at a time.

1 comment:

  1. The picture of the water is so sharp I feel as if I'm there. :) I love the way you put the pictures with your words. Bravo!!