Monday, August 3, 2009

The Can Life

Today I did a load of laundry. The entire load from start to finish. And yesterday I finished a load I started Sunday. That is two loads of laundry in three days. To me, this is a sign of my new life. I am calling it "The Can Life" because I CAN do anything I need to do.

This is not about me striving to do all the things I want to do - although, there will be a lot of that still. This is about me striving to do the things I NEED to do. Pouring my meds on the day they need to be poured. Emptying the dishwasher when it's done. Loading dishes after every meal. Doing the laundry when I have a full load to do. Showering. Making my bed. Cleaning. Fixing meals. Exercising. Living my life successfully and happily.

"The Can Life" is about me finding who I am by doing things. I will take out the trash and send in the parking ticket for review because those things need to be done. This may fall apart a little when I get sicker, but hopefully not too bad.

I am exercising because I can. I take the stairs because I can. I walk up and down State Street with my friends on a Friday night because I can. And I only have to ask them to slow down once or twice - and it was because my feet hurt.

I feel much better about myself and my life. Why? Because I CAN!

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