I finally came to rest in my hometown of Nashville with my parents. I have continued to stabilize, and I have celebrated three years without a hospital stay. Four years ago, the daily activities of awakening, taking a shower, and showing up for meals were literally all I could do for weeks at a time. Although I still experience episodes of symptoms, I have grown stronger and learned more about taking care of myself. Rather than taking down everything in my path in the fashion of a bulldozer, I have learned to take cautious and deliberate steps toward a goal. A model I try to emulate is the turtle. I may not be breaking any standards of speed, but the measured pace allows me to place a priority on self-care. I have learned to value a different set of goals.