November 6, 2009

Life without speaking...

As some of you may already know I need to go in for surgery soon. And the recovery time will be a couple of months. At first I was really bummed out to have to do this, but I've decided to look at things from a different and hopefully more positive perspective. Like most women and mom's, I have always tended towards putting myself last on the priority list. I've neglected my own needs and my health for a while now. So this will actually be a good thing. A chance to focus on my life, my health, my art, my goals, etc. And this surgery will clear up some health issues, and pain that I've been dealing with for quite some time. So instead of being bummed out, or even freaked out. I am going to use this time to heal, recover, and nurture myself. I will spend my winter snuggling in and relaxing, recovering, re-evaluating my life, and also focusing more on my art. So that when spring arrives I will be healthier, stronger, more focused and energetic. Kind of like a butterfly..I will nestle into my little cocoon, do the work I need too, and emerge with new wings and brighter color, ready to fly. I have sooo many ideas and art projects inside my head just waiting for a chance to be born, and this will be the perfect time to really focus on making them a reality. I also plan on spending my healing winter days learning to knit, take and edit video, learning to use my new sewing machine, and hopefully make some cool things..I also plan to blog a lot more, seeing as part of the recovery process restricts me from speaking at all at first and then only on a limited basis until I have healed more..which should be interesting to say the least..but again instead of freaking out about it, I've decided to use it as a means to express myself in other non-verbal ways, such as art and writing..so stay tuned for future updates on my surgery and recovery adventure and life without speaking...

8 comments:

Kelly Donovan said...

I love this post and your perspective. I wish you all the light and love for your recovery and I will be thinking and checking in with you! I will also teach you to knit by video or over skype....I taught myself by books and videos!
Blessings!
Kelly

pinkglitterfae said...

Kelley I will be thinking of you when you go in for your surgery. I like your attitude, this is a great opportunity to put yourself first. Your winters are probably as bad as mine here in Canada, so just think, you can stay inside, and work on whatever you desire.
I am happy to hear that you will be blogging more, but I will miss your radio show :-(

blessings,
betty

purplecat said...

your positvity will help you heal quickly, all blessing to you :)

Kelley said...

thanks Kelly, pink and purplecat..your support means so much..just trying to take it one day at a time and keep a positive attitude..@ purplecat I do believe that a good attitude helps alot with healing and improves recovery time too. And the friendship and support I've been blessed with online helps so much to keep my spirits up..so thank you all..much love..

Zom said...

thanks for visiting my blog.
Synchronicity because I had just listened to your first radio show on podcast. The one with you and Suzi and Jared. I really enjoyed it.

I hope you will be posting pages from your art journal; I would love to see them.

Trish said...

thanks so much for the book recommendations! I'll look for them! and the caffeine, I know I should quit it-I'm a soda junkie:( and sugar too?
I'm going to try though, see if it helps-
wish you all the best and a speedy recovery, and talk to you soon
xo
Trish

Tracie said...

Don't know if you've had your surgery by now, but wanted to send good thoughts your way! Yes, time for you right now.....heal quickly and take good care of you!

XO
Tracie

Verlene Brooks said...

Hey Kelly I hope your surgery is over by now and you are on your way to feeling better!!! I love winter for that very reason, such a perfect time to snuggle inside and be creative. Good attitude to have, I'm sure it will speed up your recovery process! love ya.