435 days since the shooting. Today I woke up to the sweetest phone call from the woman who was assigned to be my health aide a year ago. Back then I couldn’t do anything without supervision. She would sit there while I slept, poured my water for me, and even took walks with me. And she called me up, over a year after I stopped needing her just to see how I was doing. She really made me happy.

435 days since the shooting. Today I woke up to the sweetest phone call from the woman who was assigned to be my health aide a year ago. Back then I couldn’t do anything without supervision. She would sit there while I slept, poured my water for me, and even took walks with me. And she called me up, over a year after I stopped needing her just to see how I was doing. She really made me happy.

434 days since the shooting. I went to the People’s Climate Change march. It was fantastic to see so many people marching for our planet’s future. People are inherently good. I knew that from my shooting. One person shot me. One hundred saved my life. We have to keep the hundreds strong and the one outlier in check

434 days since the shooting. I went to the People’s Climate Change march. It was fantastic to see so many people marching for our planet’s future. People are inherently good. I knew that from my shooting. One person shot me. One hundred saved my life. We have to keep the hundreds strong and the one outlier in check

433 days since the shooting. Went to Maker Faire. Saw the good friend who called all my contacts to find my family’s contact information so they knew about my shooting. She’s up for the title of Americas next top maker. So proud of her.

433 days since the shooting. Went to Maker Faire. Saw the good friend who called all my contacts to find my family’s contact information so they knew about my shooting. She’s up for the title of Americas next top maker. So proud of her.

432 days since the shooting. A busy week ahead of me. I’m staying with friends for the next few days to get a breath of fresh air. Also to save on cash. Sadly one of my jobs was late to pay me. I used to have a really good emergency fund to call on during times like these. But I used it all up recovering from the shooting this year. It’s a good thing my friends are so supportive. They’re taking care of me still, a year later. That’s what friendship is all about.

432 days since the shooting. A busy week ahead of me. I’m staying with friends for the next few days to get a breath of fresh air. Also to save on cash. Sadly one of my jobs was late to pay me. I used to have a really good emergency fund to call on during times like these. But I used it all up recovering from the shooting this year. It’s a good thing my friends are so supportive. They’re taking care of me still, a year later. That’s what friendship is all about.

441 days since the shooting. I had dinner with a friend and got really really full. It’s pretty easy to fill my stomach, ever since they had to take out some of my digestive track. But it has stretched out considerably. I’m glad I can keep up with friends during dinner now. It still hurts often, but not as bad as before.

441 days since the shooting. I had dinner with a friend and got really really full. It’s pretty easy to fill my stomach, ever since they had to take out some of my digestive track. But it has stretched out considerably. I’m glad I can keep up with friends during dinner now. It still hurts often, but not as bad as before.

440 days since the shooting. I spoke with the district attorney’s office about my case. The judicial system takes time. I’m worried I won’t be available when my shooter goes to trial because I have a job requirement abroad. I want him to receive a fair trial, but I don’t understand how he’s going to deny doing what he did. I haven’t even seen or met this person yet. How weird. I thought it would be easy because he’s a stranger. But it just makes it that much more difficult to fathom the whole thing. I want none of this to have happened. But that’s never going to become reality. It won’t erase these scars.

440 days since the shooting. I spoke with the district attorney’s office about my case. The judicial system takes time. I’m worried I won’t be available when my shooter goes to trial because I have a job requirement abroad. I want him to receive a fair trial, but I don’t understand how he’s going to deny doing what he did. I haven’t even seen or met this person yet. How weird. I thought it would be easy because he’s a stranger. But it just makes it that much more difficult to fathom the whole thing. I want none of this to have happened. But that’s never going to become reality. It won’t erase these scars.

439 days since the shooting. I couldn’t post yesterday because my phone was acting up. Some students on campus were playing with fake guns. I had a minor panic attack. A part of me wanted to confront them. I was heading to teach class, though. I didn’t do anything. I wonder how I am supposed to react. Was I overreacting? Was I underreacting? All I know is I got to my class, composed myself and taught like I normally would. For that I’m proud.

439 days since the shooting. I couldn’t post yesterday because my phone was acting up. Some students on campus were playing with fake guns. I had a minor panic attack. A part of me wanted to confront them. I was heading to teach class, though. I didn’t do anything. I wonder how I am supposed to react. Was I overreacting? Was I underreacting? All I know is I got to my class, composed myself and taught like I normally would. For that I’m proud.

438 days since the shooting. I ended up oversleeping after all. Just by an hour so it wasn’t so bad. But it threw me off my game for some time. I felt better after doing some exercise. I think this month is going by so fast. What may come of it, who knows. Time used to stand still. I can remember the hours in the hospital spent waiting. They called us patients for a reason. It was the truest test of my patience I’ve ever had to go through.

438 days since the shooting. I ended up oversleeping after all. Just by an hour so it wasn’t so bad. But it threw me off my game for some time. I felt better after doing some exercise. I think this month is going by so fast. What may come of it, who knows. Time used to stand still. I can remember the hours in the hospital spent waiting. They called us patients for a reason. It was the truest test of my patience I’ve ever had to go through.

436 days since the shooting. Today was a good day. The pain is going away. My mood is still fickle. I’m feeling a little panicky and more anxious than usual. But I’m not feeling like I’m going to be randomly shot at any moment. Like what happened over a year ago. I don’t know if it will come back. But I know I can get by. One day at a time.

436 days since the shooting. Today was a good day. The pain is going away. My mood is still fickle. I’m feeling a little panicky and more anxious than usual. But I’m not feeling like I’m going to be randomly shot at any moment. Like what happened over a year ago. I don’t know if it will come back. But I know I can get by. One day at a time.