Self: Who was your hero/heroine when you were about ten years old? I honestly have no idea. I was ten in 1995 and really didn't start to understand the concept of hero/heroine until I was much older.
Family: Who are you most like? Who is most like you? I am probably most like my mother. I really don't know if anyone is like me. I guess the dog!
Friends: How do you stay in touch? Facebook is the easiest way, especially now that I have friends all over the world! E-mail is also helpful. I don't do a very good job of actually writing letters, but I should work on that!
Neighborhood, Community: What are ways you like to be involved? I'm still trying to figure out where I fit into life in Alabaster since neither of us work here and we don't have kids or go to church here. We do try to get together with a couple of sets of neighbors periodically, and that has been really nice but there isn't much consistency with that.
Job/church: Do you see a need that will help in developing connections? The need for care of patients, family, and staff has been a great opportunity to build relationships. I think the need for continuity and presence also has opened some doors. I'm looking forward to the things that are to come!
Bonus: Until last night, I don't think I had realized exactly how important it is to have connections outside the "norm". I've been thinking a lot about making connections, not just with individuals but also within groups. You have to have both. I am so grateful for all the people I have gotten to know at the hospital. A few I have known for a lot of my life (some I didn't even realize worked here!) and some are new but just as dear. I am so grateful for having these persons that I can support and who can also support me!