“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” ~ Jamie Paolinetti It is an easy trap to fall into that hostage trap, and I am its victim sometimes too until I realize what I am doing.
“Life is as frail as thread and as strong as rope,” is one of the lines in a poem I wrote. It is my belief that life is about-facing ones fears, considering alternatives and choosing to persevere in spite of the risk. I have been doing that a lot lately because of this recent round with an infection and my breathing. I realized that I was letting the current situation limit me, and part of it was in my mind. I just had to remember all the odds that I had overcome, and that I could overcome this as well.
Today, I drove myself to work and home for the first time in weeks. To be truthful, I wasn't sure I would make it, but the "ole" Missouri mule kicked in and I was determined to try. Try I did, and I made it! My husband was so concerned that he followed me to work to make sure that I did. He was at the bowling alley when I arrived home. I made it fine. When he came home, he brought a big bouquet of red roses.
Tomorrow, I will do it again, and I will try to stay longer at work. I even went for a short walk yesterday afternoon even though I was really huffing and puffing when I got back. I plan to go for that again this afternoon. It will take a lot of persistence, but I am determined to get back where I was before I got this bacterial infection that tried to wipe me out. No, I take that back...I am going to get better than I was before!
Oh, by the way, there was an interview article published in the May issue of Verge Magazine in Augusta, GA. I thought Alison Richter wrote a very nice article on my book, me and my quest. If you would like to check it out you can connect to the online publication at http://www.vergelive.com/, pg. 13, or pick up a print copy at various distribution places around the city.