Life Lately… Post OP Spring edition

If you can’t take stock after a serious operation then when can you? Here’s where I’m at so far this Spring:

Making : Good progress in my recovery from spinal surgery
Reading: Lots of lovely books and comics people have sent as get well gifts!
Wanting: To be well enough to enjoy the spring weather.
Looking: Forwards to being able to dye my hair, my (brown & grey) roots are bugging me.
Currently reading - get well soon books and comics
Playing: David Bowie, never knowing which track will make me cry
Missing: the Devonshire Arms and the old Intrepid Fox (London)
Wishing: “ I had a photograph of you, or something to remind me
Liking: Myself a lot more these days

Pondering: What’s next, volunteering, up-skilling, further education, creative projects?
Buying: Make-up like it was a mood enhancer.
Watching: Brooklyn Nine Nine (Gina is my spirit animal).
Hoping: I will be able to wear my fancy clogs when my back is better.

Marvelling: at ways we hold ourselves back and how self-limiting fear is.
Needing: Lots of time to rest, and recuperate
Smelling: Essential oils and scented candles courtesy of my dear Chiaki
Wearing: Long layers, leggings with everything, and soft sole clogs.

90s rose crown and choker

Having a Kahlo moment

Noticing: How differently we encounter, understand and manifest pain, both mental and physical
Knowing: Self compassion is key (And remember the other person is you).
Deciding: Life is too short to live it unhappy. 
Bookmarking: Stuff on being an Artist, and what that means

Feeling: Glad to be alive, and full of the joys of Spring!
Snacking: On lots of Green & Blacks and other posh chocolates.
Hearing: Lots of music created by amazingly talented friends.
Understanding: Finally, the value of forgiveness

My Taking Stock feature was inspired by my friend Chiaki and is a regular feature at Meet me at Mikes where you can find all the questions to respond to. Do you take stock too? What does Spring ’16 look like for you?


One comment

  1. This makes me incredibly happy! There’s so much self awareness, joy and excitement here. I clearly need to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Make-up *is* a mood enhancer, my dear. 😉 You will have to teach me all you know about forgiveness when I visit. I’m really struggling with it. No pressure, of course! I’m so glad that you feel positive and are doing recovery right. ❤ X

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