I have a co-worker who is very thoughtful and talented. Can you believe she made this lovely cake and cupcakes?
I grabbed a cupcake for later because I was pretty full from breakfast.
I had a hankering for bacon. I cooked it in the oven while I showered and dressed for work. Then I scrambled up an egg and wrapped it all in a brown tortilla and off I went to work. I must remember to start my mornings with protein. It certainly helps curb the need for sweets. This cupcake is still on my desk. Of course, I'm guilty of eating a rose pedal. LOL.
My morning also started with a little hair experiment. My chemo curls are out of control. I am trying to embrace them and mostly, I can calm them with hair product but as it grows, it's become quite unmanageable.
See what I mean? A closer look at this picture and I realize I need to visit a salon to clean up my sideburns. Yea, that's another thing about chemo, but I'll save that for another post. Back to my hair experiment.
I find that washing my hair every morning is drying it out. Dry curly hair is not your friend. So instead, I decided pull it back with a hair thingy I found laying around the house. Note to self: Buy hair accessories. It's time!
And here's an older picture when my hair first began to grow out.
This picture was taking in San Francisco and I was pretty self-conscious. The good thing about hats and scarves is you can hide behind them. This outing was pretty significant in that I decided to just embrace it. Own it. Cancer certainly humbles you and gives you a lesson in vanity. We never know what we are capable of until we're tested. I have heard survivors say they were grateful for their cancer. I don't know if I can say that, but I am grateful for the lessons and strength I discovered along the way.
Here's to self-discovery and the relationship one has with self. It's pretty much one of the most important relationships you'll have.