I think it is important to celebrate milestones every chance you get. Today was the first time since the middle of September that I felt like getting out of the house and being a productive human being. You loose a lot of motivation and energy while on chemo. For the past few years, I have been spending time at a local elementary school with some pretty amazing faculty and students. I help out wherever I can whether it is on lunch duty or in the classroom. I love spending time here because of how amazing the staff and students are. For example, today was the first time I had been at the school for some time and as I was walking up to the school at least 12 kids ran up to me and gave me a huge hug. That hug was huge! It meant the world to me. It was great getting out and finding some normalcy. It was a needed visit to the staff and students of Alexander.