Life Is Good

Living in New England was stressful, and I did not realize it until I left. My days of extreme anger are few and far between. I am lonely, but it’s more my doing. The years of living in New England hurt me. I hated being around people. That’s slowly changing.

I am in a good place now. Who would have thought Texas would be good for me? But it has been so far. In New Hampshire, I hit a glass ceiling the moment I arrived, and it was downhill from that point on. Massachusetts almost killed me, and it would have had I stayed. In Texas, I can be me; no more twisting and contorting to fit.

For the first time in a decade, I can dream. There are so many opportunities floating around. I am active, learning new skills, relearning old ones and meeting new people. Thank you to those who helped me with the move. I could not have done it without you.

I am blessed to be where I can be.


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

7 thoughts on “Life Is Good

    1. Koo, the change was one of the best things I ever did. It’s not perfect but I am a thousand times better. Btw, I am glad to see you more active. Great job!

    1. Hi Bob. Hru? Over a month ago, I was running and tripped but didn’t fall. Felt fine and ran over 6 miles plus a recovery walk of 1 mile. I felt fantastic and on top of the world. That night I started with pain that lasted for over three weeks. I was limping while the pain alternated between my knee and groin. Now I am okay, but I haven’t had a run since.

      1. Angela, it’s too bad that you had that unfortunate aftermath to a good outing. That you are now “okay” is a tribute to your management of the recovery process. I do hope that you “go for it!” again very soon…I’m a fervent believer in regular (if not every day, at least 3x/week) runs — in my case “trudges” — to assure/maintain cardiac-respiratory-muscular fitness and resolve.

        As for your “Hru?,” I’m now 79 yo and aging ungracefully…now a full-on old man. Still, my heart/internal organs are satisfactory. I guess I can sum up my condition with the response a good friend (now passed) was wont to give my “Hru?” to him: “I’m in pretty good shape for the shape I’m in.”

        Cheers and Godspeed!

  1. Hi Angela, so happy for you that you left New England! What part of Texas do you live in. Remember I always told you walking may be better then jogging less stressful on your body! Getting the sunshine and what you put in your body is better for your overall health.

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