I’ve been a little upset with myself lately- mainly for my lack of follow through on certain commitments to myself. The actual diet plan is going…ok. I’m not cheating as much as I was. The no caffeine thing…lasted a day. If even. The whole “get out of the house and meet new people in this new town you’re living in”….ok but not great. At times the RA doesn’t help (fatigue, hurting feet, nausea from mtx) but there comes a point where it becomes my excuse too. That has got to stop!
In the endless quest for inspiration, I’ve been reading and searching online for direction. I inadvertantly stumbled upon a quote that made me smile and then a story that knocked my socks off.
“I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things I have not.”
– Lucille Ball
I grew up watching reruns of “I Love Lucy.” I would laugh hysterically at the silly situations she got herself into and loved the crazy faces and gestures she would make. I may have even gotten into trouble once or twice for trying to recreate some of her famous slapstick physical comedy which resulted in me having my head swung into a wall. Explains a couple of things, right?
From seeing her show and reading about her, I can totally see that she lived this phrase to its fullest.
And then I read that Lucy had Rheumatoid Arthritis. And she was doing all of these hijinks while feeling the same pains that we all are. And hiding it. Can you imagine? Talk about putting on a brave face x1000!
You can read about it here.
Looking at everything that she accomplished and knowing that she accomplished it in a time where there were hardly any effective medications and at a time where disability was not spoken about, it makes me very grateful to be dealing with this in 2010.
It also makes me realize that I am my own worst enemy. If she can do it, so can I!