Slowly getting settled into my new “forever” home means checking out the rooftop hot tub. The sense of joy and peace I feel right now is incredible. Hot coffee, hot tub, hot sun warming by back, and peaceful solitude as I sit here surrounded by high rises. Part of the life of someone with a chronic illness is you end up spending a lot of time with yourself. The benefit of that is getting to truly know yourself. Coming to peace with spending time alone. Becoming your own best friend.