Here I am, exhausted—but happy, even if you can't tell in the photo—after my first day back at work.
My body is still in full healing mode, my complications still complicated, but after teaching my first classes and meeting my students this semester, I realize one thing I’ve been missing tremendously during recovery is giving. For this past month, it’s been harder than usual to be as generous with others as I want to be. My body’s been hoarding most of my energy for itself.
There’s something empowering and inspiriting in knowing I can conjure the energy to teach—something my own teacher and friend reminded me yesterday is a form of giving—and heal at the same time.