An amazing thing happened to me when this journey started – I made a group of friends who will forever hold a place in my heart. This is a photo of the ‘circle of trust’ – the group who helped me during my days at Royal Roads (read the post how on “How I got to the place of needing to unruffle the ruffles’). Thanks to these strong hands I was encouraged to tackle my darkest days with dignity and love. One of them even slept on my dorm room floor for a night! (TG – you are amazing!). My advisors texted me daily to check in (BS and JVA – will never thank you enough) – JS, JB, SH, CM, MG, JJ, KB, TK, KH) – you all stole my heart and watched over me after days without a shower and even hung out in my newly minted dorm room – aka the lounge!! The circle of trust – what does it mean? It means trust those around you when you need help – even those you don’t know well. You don’t always have to be the one fixing the problems – you can be the one being fixed. What I got back was a thousand fold in support. Hold hands with those you love and respect – their positive energy will become yours. Life surely is amazing. When I reflected on all that had happened, I recognized these people had helped me get out of the waiting place…
The Waiting Place by Dr. Suess
You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking paceand grind on for miles cross weirdish wild space,headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place… …for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or the waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for the wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting.
NO! That’s not for you! Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying.
You’ll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing.