Sunday, January 11, 2015
Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today: 0.00 miles; Running Total: 123.65 miles)
Day 184 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.
Two really awesome post-chemo firsts happened today.
This morning I woke up thinking of the story I’m working on. I hit a hiccup and couldn’t find a way forward for my character. Then in the middle of the night a way out occurred to me. I went back to bed excited about the work the next day.
This morning when I woke up, the first thing I thought about was how excited I was to work on the story today. I couldn’t wait to sit down and begin typing.
Only several minutes into thinking about the story did I remember that, oh yeah, I have cancer.
This is the first morning since July that cancer wasn’t the first thing I thought about upon waking.
It was like a surprise all over again.
I lay in bed thinking, ‘Oh yeah, that’s happening too. Forgot about that.’
Then on the heels of that revelation there was a mental shrug followed by, ‘mneh, whatever’. ‘
The second thing was this: I wore mascara.
Because, you guys, I have eyelashes to put it on.
They’re short, but they’re there. I’m a little out of practice. Like a pre-teen applying it for the first time, I blinked too much and thought I was going to stab myself in the eye.
But holy cow, I felt drop dead model sexy.
And here’s a bonus: I don’t have to draw on my eyebrows anymore.
This isn’t a new development to today, but it’s worth a mention. Drawing on my eyebrows was my least favorite part of my getting-ready-to-go-in-public routine so I’m super happy to see my eyebrows growing back.
They’re light and haven’t grown back entirely yet, but they’re present enough that I don’t have to draw them in anymore.
Today’s silver lining: I can’t pick just one. This whole post is a silver lining.
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!
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