I was preparing early this week for a couple of places this weekend and next week where I expect not to get the affirmation I want. The funny thing is that ever since the week has been full of unexpected affirmation from other sources. The coach commented on the progress I am making in my swimming, my doctor said I manage my diabetes better than 99.9% of her patients and the provost looked at what I have accomplished with STS and said "I love you." (The provost is a woman and everyone in the small meeting laughed at her words, but those words seemed to me a gift not from her but from the universe).
I will be out of town through Wednesday so may not post.