Day 24: Being alive makes me happy.
Yesterday was a tough day for me. I was feeling very overwhelmed by some legal issues I’m going through with my ex-fiance. But even with all the stress and struggle, I was happy to have woken up and drawn breath. As the great philosopher Pitbull once surmised, “Every day above ground is a great day.”
Day 25: Black medical professionals make me happy.
This week is the second week of my company’s customer conference, and I’ve been helping out by participating in a simulation lab. Last week I was a “radio show host”, and this week I am a “sick patient” and medical professionals come in and conduct an “office visit” with me (so we can analyze how people use our software). Today, I had a Black nurse practitioner participate and I was so happy to see her! She was so kind and really worked to take care of me and make me feel better, even though it was just a simulation. I have never in my entire life had a Black doctor–much less a Black woman doctor. I would love to receive care from a medical professional who understands my unique issues as a Black woman. We need more Black medical professionals!