Tomorrow, school begins again. I am sort of looking forward to it, but also know that it’s going to be a much different return than in the past.  Unlike previous years where the break has given me an opportunity to rest, reorganize and set goals, this year, the break has certainly given me time to rest, but my lack of mobility hasn’t allowed me to do the basics, much less more.  Everything takes me longer and wears me out more.  And that’s something I’m learning to live with.  On the plus side, there are only two weeks of classes left before exams.  My classes don’t have exams, so I’ll just be grading and will have time to catch up on administrative work.  It also might give me the opportunity to rest a little.  I really don’t know what to expect from myself once I start back to work.  Will I have pain? How tired will I be?  I’m trying to just be prepared for the unexpected and trying not to overbook myself.

One thing I do know is that I’m headed in a positive direction in terms of healing.  However it goes, however long it takes, I’m on the road to recovery.  The time will go by relatively quickly and I will be walking before I know it.  I’m keeping that in mind as the new year gets started.

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