Besides taking pictures, I also set up people’s and company’s branding and self promotion. I coach then how to do it, telling that that it’s not that hard if you have the right frame of mind and make time for it. Which is true. But for me I’ve not had the right frame of mind or felt like i’ve been able to make time for it for a pretty long time. Resulting in e a barely there Facebook page, sporadic Instagram and blogging that seems like an afterthought. But all that is changing because I now have….drumroll please, two brand new hips.
A few years back I turned from a highly energetic, athletic and able person to one with limited mobility and chronic pain when my hips went south. I did my very best to power through but EVERYTHING felt like it took ten times the effort. The big secret of people who deal with chronic pain, or illness or fill in the blank health challenge, is that dealing with it just sucks the energy out so after you end up taking care of the basics (if you are lucky) you are left without any energy. All of your will is spent powering through and anything extra falls by the wayside.
But the good/fantastic/halleluya news for me is that two weeks ago I had my left hip replaced. And now doing a blog post (this blog post) and it does not seem like an insurmountably difficult task. Whoop Whoop!
Post surgery. I’ve basically been off of my feet for (almost) two weeks. Caught up on Stranger Things (so good) and played way too many time wasting puzzle apps on my iPad. It’s turned me a bit stir crazy.
So when I was invited to a little birthday party in Silver Lake today, said yes and grabbed my camera. And, for the first time in forever carrying my big heavy Nikon and even lifting it did not make me internally moan (yay). I am soo excited at the prospect of being able to walk places and not to think about the weight of the camera and lens. Here’s to me and here’s to my lovely friend Rosemary who celebrated her birthday in Silver Lake today.