Friday, October 10, 2014

Little Happies: New Things

"Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have."- Louis E. Boone

It's been a minute since I did one of these, and I am trying to force myself to write as often as possible...and I'm getting nowhere with my memoir right now (mostly cause I'm having a flare up today)...SO instead of focusing on the negative and what I can't do...I thought I'd share all the goodness that's happened in my life GOES!

1) My finger is HEALED! Can I get an AMEN?! Scab is off. Physical and Occupational therapy is going well, and the Raynaud's attacks are becoming less and less painful and less frequent. Joy to the world!!!

2) I have decided to embark on a month long journey of trying new things. I will turn 30 in less than a month (November 6th) and decided in late September to spend 30 days trying 30 new things. I'm only on day 15 today and I think I've tried over 20 things, but I lost count. My goal is to try at least one new thing a day...and so's been a A LOT of fun...even when it doesn't go so well. 

A few things I've tried:

  • Modeling
  • New dinner and dessert recipe
  • Bought a new CD (Ed Sheeran-A-MAZE-BALLS)
  • New tapioca tea flavor (Passion fruit- tart and tangy but good)
  • New experience with the hubs (Mercer arboretum) 
  • New coffee shops 
When it's all said and done, I will dedicate a very long post to how it all went and all the new things I tried! For now, I'm just having fun experimenting with new things big and small. :) 

3. We are house hunting! After my car got broken into AGAIN last week, I took it as a sign from God that it was time to finally get the heck outta dodge. I'm actually super excited to go through the "stress" of finding and buying a house. Probably because we are not also trying to make a baby. So all my energy is on the house hunt and it's been fun so far! We also got pre-approved for more than when we were house hunting the first time, so that makes me REALLY excited! Wish us luck..will keep you posted!

4. I've started writing again- my memoir that is. I have a concrete plan of action, a good outline, chapter titles and a clearer vision of what I want and how it's going to end. This is a great leap forward for me! I want to try to write almost everyday, but it's proving to be quite the challenge. However, I have vowed to at least work on my writing career that could mean anything from updating my website and blog- which I did- notice the new colors and layout? (I'm trying to keep my "brand" consistent) Or it could mean researching writing residencies or workshops. Or, on really good days, it could mean actually writing a chapter or two. Regardless, I am committed (that's my therapist's word) to my writing career and to achieving those goals. 

5. The CellCept-despite my aversion to it- is actually working. (I knew it would- always does) I feel so much better. Stronger. Healthier. No fatigue (except on flare days). No pain. I hate that it makes me feel so good, so normal and yet can be so dangerous. But this is the "pill I must swallow" (pun intended) if I ever expect to get healthy enough..for well..anything. I'm happy I feel better overall and am looking forward to a much better decade ahead. 

Well, that's it for now folks. Just wanted to share a quick update and let you know that I am well and hoping it stays that way for awhile. I deserve a break! Be well everyone.

Hugs and Chocolate!

1 comment:

  1. Look at that HEALED finger!! I love it so much!! And ow owwwww look at that model! Also, will you please send me somma that dessert??