It’s difficult concentrating this morning. I’m not usually so scatterbrained, but here I am, on my third cup of coffee and still struggling to come up with a subject for this blog post.
I blame my distractibility on how excited I am about several things:
- I had my first slice of take-out pizza this past Wednesday (and it was absolutely delicious).
- In less than 30 days, I’ll be able to eat fresh food again (salads, grapes, apples with peanut butter, oh my!).
- I engaged in risky behavior and went to a bookstore (I’m supposed to limit my contact with the public, and had to wear a mask and gloves to stay as safe as possible from unwanted germs. It was my first-time shopping since September.).
- I summoned the courage to ask a friend about training therapy dogs (a future goal of mine).
- Seth and I visited my family and our boys (Wallace the Wonderful and Alderaan)
You don’t realize how much you miss places, people, food, and cats—until they’re temporarily taken away from you. If I have learned anything from this particular cancer journey, it’s to try to never take life for granted. Try not to obsess and/or worry about circumstances you can’t control. Just breathe. Just love. Savor those special moments with your loved ones.
Thank you, Dear Readers, for continuing to send light and love. You have given me the strength to endure this treatment. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you.