This past summer, after months of living a typical Michigan summer filled with a combination of work, family, friends, relaxation and travel, I woke up one Sunday morning feeling extremely disconnected. Simple tasks like using the remote control were impossible to navigate. My family sat in bewilderment when they saw I could not operate my trusted cell phone. I felt numb from the world. I felt isolated in my own home, so I sat, silently, in a befuddled state.
On July 26, 2020, I was diagnosed as having a minor stroke. I am still unsure how the word ‘minor’ or ‘mild’ can qualify the phenomena of a stroke. Nothing about the recovery process could be described as ‘minor’. On July 26, 2020, I was forced into a new chapter of my life.
Some people can hear a whisper and be called to action or awareness, others need a shout. It appears I needed a blowhorn. I am certainly listening now. I have therefore decided to take a “pause” from The Indian SCENE. I need to spend some time looking inwards, refocusing in hopes of never hearing a horn again.
I want to thank everyone who has been and is involved in making this publication a success. It has been so rewarding to see this idea of cultivating a platform to connect our community gain traction. I hope you have enjoyed every story as much as we have enjoyed getting to know the people behind them and sharing them with you. I have every intention of coming back on the SCENE, my work is not done yet. Looking forward to sharing the next chapter with you.
Wishing you continued happiness and most importantly, good health.