Looking Back – Day 14

Today is Day 14 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.

Day Fourteen – October 14, 2010

Looking back 10 years ago today…

I was now 2 weeks into the project – only 50 weeks to go!

One thing I was learning was that the best laid plans could throw me a curve ball. I didn’t just have to find the inspiration and execute the daily apple but I needed nature and technology to cooperate with me as well. Splashing paint around is always fun but to be able to scan my piece (back 10 years ago I think I had a flip phone with not much of a camera in it) so wet paint would NOT work in a scanner. That was the situation I found myself in. An apple at the ready with no ability to post it. So I quickly shifted to plan B, which ended up being plan A. A is for Apple after all. Simple, crisp, and rockin’ red!

To see my original fourteenth post ~ A is For Apple ~ from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.

And the story will continue tomorrow…

Shifting to today in 2020 my Mom and I went out on our now weekly Wednesday adventure! We’re having such a wonderful time getting away for a few hours together and today I think was our 5th Wednesday – I feel so blessed to be able to do this with my Mom.

When I got home this afternoon I was fatigued. Tomorrow is infusion day and after 14 years on this drug that helps me so much, my body is typically running low on the circulating medication. It’s ok, it is just how it is but I had to lay down and recharge my batteries before being able to think and write my post tonight. Last night after a couple of long days of work I didn’t get up from my afternoon rest. Sometimes this happens (it’s rare these days) but it is always frustrating. It is part of living a life with A.S. and these challenges need to be discussed here because that is a major part of what this project is about but I don’t focus on these “limitations” because I’d rather focus on things like spending time with my Mom despite A.S. and share with people the ways I overcome and focus on life’s joys.

Sometimes… you spend your day as planned and sometimes you have to shift gears and go with Plan B. We can focus on how unfair and horrible it is that our day {or our life} couldn’t happen the way we envisioned or we can work at finding a way to adjust. Plan A or Plan B are both valid and beautiful even if one is more challenging. xO

Side Note: Some people might not be at a place with their disease to be ready to hear some of what I write during this retrospective. That’s ok – everyone manages their health in their own way and in their time. I share my story as best I can to honor the difficulties of this disease but to give hope and maybe a slightly different perspective. Everything I share is shared in love and with a deep hope for people to be as well as possible.

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