Life can sometimes be an emotional roller coaster. Some days you’re up and some days you’re down. After rereading my last post after surgery, I realized that no matter how positively you frame your situation the tears will sneak up on you (Yes it could have been worse and people are starving somewhere). But no matter how many chin up days you have in a row you will break down because being laid up is just HARD. It’s hard on the body, it’s hard on the will, it’s hard on everyone around you, and all that hardness will catch up with you, when you least expect it. So prepare to open the floodgates. You’re not crazy (well, no more than anyone else).
Although it’s tempting to hibernate until you’re better, some things are essential to feeling like you haven’t been excommunicated from the planet. Like your appearance. As superficial as it sounds, looking good is feeling good, and if you sacrifice your hair, your wax or any other routine that makes you feel like you, you’ll find your soul on a downward spiral. So do yourself a favor and get whatever help you need to keep your beauty routine intact. It makes a world of difference.
Everywhere you go, people will ask how you broke your foot. You will need to come up with 3 versions, a short version, long version and a exciting (fabricated) version depending on how much time you have to tell your story. After your 100th time don’t be shocked by your crazy desire to punch someone in the throat. My fabricated version is I was climbing El Capitan, you know free solo — no biggie.) 😉
Lastly, another thing I’ve realized this week — the outdoors is all that it’s cracked up to be. A forced hibernation really makes you crave some fresh air, no matter the weather. Just get outside and never take mother nature or good health for granted.
Here is to a blissful speedy recovery and a better 3rd week. ❤