I have spent the past week
as a patient at Stanford University Hospital.
I was there in order to receive treatment
for a severe, chronic headache which I've had
for the past 6 years.
It is a headache that I've had 24/7.
The headache is NOT a migraine.
In fact, the doctors don't know exactly what it is.
To be quite honest,
this terrible headache has been a blessing and a curse.
Mostly a curse - because it has given me terrible pain.
However, it has also shown me the true character
of people around me.
AND, it is the reason I began this blog.
(The doctors recommended I do something creative while I've been somewhat sedentary.)
I enjoy this blog.
I especially enjoy the blogging community
I've become a part of.
I've noticed that the "home decor" bloggers
are almost exclusively supportive & positive.
I love it!
The people at Stanford University Hospital
were also so positive & supportive.
I really appreciate it.
Stanford has beautiful facilities
and the hospital places a great focus on the Arts.
Paintings and sculptures grace the halls.
Poetry is hung up and distributed.
They even have music concerts in the atrium.
While I was there, Stanford invited a jazz trio
to give a live concert of "eclectic jazz".
I attended the concert and it made my stay
all that much more enjoyable (as enjoyable as a being in the hospital can be...).
Fortunately, I had my computer with me.
Reading other blogs and writing a few posts
really got me through the week.
Now, I have a TON of ideas for projects I want
to complete in the upcoming weeks and months.
I truly appreciate the inspiration I have
gained from fellow bloggers.