Part of me has had to come back to life.
There was the trip to Florida and being with people I’d only ever seen whole and healthy.
Then I came home to the scramble and excitement that can only happen when you’re heart’s on the line.
Both left me drained.
Both left me exhilarated.
It seems strange to compare the two, but they both had an impact on me that was totally unexpected.
These people gave me strength when I needed it most.
I felt their presence in every part of every day.
They changed me in ways that were utterly unpredictable.
They were part of the reason I fought. I fought hard. I continue to fight.
Who am I talking about?
There’s no difference anymore.