I’m not gonna lie. While most people are saying, “Can you believe it’s the end of the year already?” I’m saying, “It’s about freaking time!”. 2014 and I did NOT get along well, and I’ve been ready and waiting to ring it out. However…this is a time to reflect and appreciate the good that did come out of the year. The blessings I was given. The happiness I experienced. So let’s take a look back and see what happened, shall we?
1. I survived CANCER
Quite honestly, everything after this one means jack comparatively, but this is a decorating blog after all. I’ve spoken of it a couple of times, but I don’t think I ever told you that on November 3rd I found out that I am cancer free. Gone. El Done-o. I will spend the rest of the year regaining my energy and getting rid of residual side effects, but my life is slowly coming back to me. Something else coming back slowly? The hair. Ugh. I lost 30 inches, and I’ve gained about an inch back.
Here’s your before (a few months before my first treatment)…
And here’s the after (taken the other night—5 months after my last treatment)…
Believe me—I know it’s ridiculous to complain about hair when I just went through hell, but man…losing it was tough on me. I’ve had long hair for decades, and this side effect got me. There’s my complaint. Otherwise, I’m THRILLED to be cancer free.
As I said, what really compares, right? Well, here’s a few things I accomplished house-wise that deserve some honorable mentions.
Soooo decorating/organizing/DIY’ing-wise, it was minimal. But I’d say I accomplished a lot. My family accomplished a lot. I look forward to a very boring, uneventful, and healthy new year!