I have seriously overhauled my attitude these past few weeks.  I truly do believe that your attitude plays the biggest role in how you feel on a day to day basis, and with that in mind, I have committed to maintaining a good attitude whenever possible.  Of course, sadness creeps in from time to time.  That happened to me yesterday and a little this morning.  In the past, I might have allowed myself to dwell in those feelings for a day (or three), but fuck that noise. Now I’m addressing it head on.  I can feel it for a bit, and if I need to cry then I will.  Then I get up and turn on “Shake It Out” by Florence and the Machine.  Singing and dancing to that song never fails to put me in a better mood.  Then I will write a list of the good things I have going on in my life.  Here’s my list:

  • I can’t believe it is already Friday.  I love short weeks.  This one flew by.  I’m quite excited for this weekend.  I pick up cute face this afternoon.  Tonight we have dinner plans with old friends.  Tomorrow we have much shopping to do.  Sunday night I’m going to a highly anticipated concert with Ann (and hopefully my super cute cousin). Plus, there will be much working out inserted throughout.
  • I can feel every muscle in my body because I have been working my ass off at the gym.  I’m in the best shape of my life.
  • My relationship is better than ever.  Proper communication really does make the biggest difference.
  • Lake trip!
  • Business is going really well.  Sometimes I look at what we have built and I can’t believe it.  We quit our jobs with $6000.00 in the bank and an idea of how we thought a law firm should be run.  Look at us now. It’s amazing and wonderful.
  • Rekindling relationships with old friends and family has me feeling really happy.
  • I feel like all of my relationships are stronger right now, because I am putting the effort into them that they deserve.
  • I’m moving to my dream apartment, in my dream location, in less than two weeks.
  • I am lucky enough to be loved by many amazing people, and they are not shy about letting me know it.
  • Every day I feel the grip breast cancer has had on my life these last seven months slowly loosening.

Life is good. I have to remember how lucky I am.

The highlight of my day was reserving the hotel room for my upcoming trip to the lake. I’m quite excited. This is a much needed break from reality, and my first real trip with the boyfriend. Yay!

all the things

  • Masterchef is back. Yay.  Some guy’s specialty is cooking roadkill for dinner. Um…puke.  Beaver tail? No thanks.
  • This was a great weekend. The best I’ve had in a long time.
  • Danielle is on her way to being my new bestie.  We have way too much fun together. 
  • My nails look fabulous. Gel french manicure is a major win, as was girls’ afternoon with Danielle and Kristie.
  • I’ve discovered I am now a size 2 dress size.  Fuck yes. My hard work is really paying off. 
  • The down side is that I have a lot of dresses to give away, and a lot of stuff I need to buy. 
  • I went to a family bbq today and had an excellent time. I need to spend more time with that side of the family.  They are amazing.   I have an invitation to spend the 4th with them, and I think I just might.  
  • Week two of rads is completed, and I’m feeling pretty good.  My skin is a little pink and slightly sore, but nothing I can’t handle. I hope it stays that way. 
  • I’m running a Memorial Day 5k tomorrow morning (because my trainer is making me). I’m hoping I’ll set a new post-chemo personal record. I’m also hoping it doesn’t rain. 
  • I had a consultation for lash extensions, and she said my lashes aren’t long enough yet.  I’m supposed to go back in a month.  (I rocked fake lashes for my big date last night, and I must say I did a pretty good job.  We looked really good. I wish I had gotten a pic.)
  • I got to experience three new places this weekend: Top of the Riverfront, Flying Saucer, and Rooster.  I love exploring St. Louis. I plan to make more of an effort to do so. 
  • The Biotin supplements seem to be working.  My eyebrows are really filling in. 
  • One week from now I will be watching The Neighbourhood in concert!  I found out today that my cousin and her husband are going too.  This is going to be super fun. 

I could really use a cupcake right now. There should be a 24 hour cupcake delivery service. Yep.

I’m in bed with my nook. The only way this gets better is if I’m also eating a cupcake.

It has been a long day.