Welcome to another part of many in my A Journey Within series. If you’re new here, I am taking the writing prompts from the book/journal titled A Journey Within: an introspective activity journal to help you get to know yourself better. This book is published by Piccadilly (USA).
I am back again with another blog post. Having to isolate myself from the world really gives me some down time. The symptoms are starting to subside, which I am grateful for. Those body aches gave me a run for my money! I have also done a lot of sleeping. Not that I don’t already love sleep, but man I do it, a lot. I think it is a mixture between being sick and boredom. But either way, I am thankful for my health and that my body is able to heal itself from illness. But anyways, this kind of leads me into today’s blog post…
The word community is a multi-faceted word to me. There are many aspects of my life where the word community comes into play. The idea of having a sense of community has proven to be very strong with me, especially within the last couple week. I have had an outreach of love and support come through to help support me while I am in isolation. People sending their thoughts and putting me in their prayers and other good thoughts. But let me break this down a little bit more.
A sense of community within my family in friends has been shown by countless text messages, phone calls, and video chats checking in and seeing how I am doing. This has shown me who is really in my corner, and it is a really good reminder on those days I feel alone, literally and figuratively.
A member of the Tiger Team brought over a delicious Mexican dish. Momma Bear brought me over some fruit and my Granny’s apple dumplings. I had a lasagna delivered from some kind of program that I signed up for a few months ago. Daddy-O picked me up some meds. Momma Bear also brought over some meds. Along with many other people offering to bring me things if needed.
My co-workers have also really picked up the slack when it comes to my job. I have been able to rely on them for printing out my sub plans, checking in on my scholars, checking in on me. On top of being there for me anytime I need to vent about something, and working in the educational realm, it is a lot.
I’m thankful that my community extends in the coparenting realm because we were able to adjust and make plans to keep Punky away and safe while I isolate. Big D’s mom was able to care for Punky while our normal care was awaiting test results. While I realize that Big D being able to help me and not guilting me because of the ‘disruption’ to the schedule is something that just seems like common sense, I also realize that it is not the case for many people that try and coparent.
So even when I am in complete isolation, I am still so blessed to be a part of so many communities that are all willing to uplift me whenever I need it. Everything has proven to be precise and perfectly placed, although it feels like complete chaos. I am grateful for those around me that I consider part of my community. I do not even want to try and image where I would be if I did not have them to lean on in times of need. Especially because they just do it on their own, knowing that I will not ask for the help. I’m stubborn, what can I say – at least I can admit it.
As always, thank you for reading, and partaking in the journey of finding my way. I appreciate all of the love and support. ♥️