It appeared that our run of unprecedented poor stuff had finally petered out.
But it left myself and others embracing a modern normal after a long illness nearly claimed our life.
I also found myself alone in the middle of all that, just prior to being diagnosed with our illness, our partner left me. She fell in love with someone else. It was all quite devastating. But cannabis has been a saving grace for myself and others as it turns out. A buddy from college was a surprise supporter of mine while I battled our illness, then he was there so often to help myself and others look forward and stay positive. He also brought marijuana back to our life, but when he heard I was sick, he drove the 7 hours to get to our bedside. He also brought with him a sort of sampler of indica, sativa and hybrid strains for sale at his local cannabis spot. Where I live, both of us don’t even have access to medical marijuana, my buddy really changed the trajectory of our situation with the cannabis products. The sativa strains helped keep myself and others focused on the good and remain positively hopeful. The indica products were good for the physical stuff I was dealing with; Once I got on the other side of all that, I decided to leave our supplier in the capable hands it had been in while I was sick. I extended our time away from our supplier with a cannabis sabbatical. I am now spending the next 8 months traveling to locales where recreational marijuana is available. And I’m taking our buddy along with me. We’ve been at this just about a month and I’m not so sure that 8 months is going to be long enough. But it sure is nice to not be miserable any longer.