Thursday, October 25, 2012

And suddenly things are a little brighter

It's been a long hard week, and mine isn't even over yet. I have a midterm tomorrow, so I really shouldn't be writing this right now, yet here I am. I really just wanted to vent to people about how horrible my week has been and all I wanted to do was eat my weight in cookies. I bombed two tests this week, didn't get to go to After Dark, missed a psychology study so now I have to make that up with even more studies, and I didn't get to go to bible study. I swear all I've done this week was sit at my desk and study. I've been so stressed that I haven't been able to sleep causing my eyes to make me look like a raccoon, and now that I have hair, I actually have to do something with it. I now understand curly hair problems and the only solution I've found is a hat.
But my aunt sent me cookies and a smiley face balloon AND some random guy went out of his way to open a door for me which brightened my day a little bit. He probably thought I had been crying  because apparently I've been rubbing my eyes and my mascara was all the way down to my cheek bones, but that's beside the point.
The point is that I had been dwelling on the negative and overlooking the positives of my week. I was worrying about the grades I made, and there is nothing I can do about them, they're in the past and I can't change that. But I can change what tomorrow will be. I just need to remember that  I have friends that are awesome, family that loves me, and a God that adores me. I really don't need anything else. My life is good, today and everyday.
Our attitude determines the type of day we'll have, so stay positive and don't worry. As far as I know, worrying doesn't add a single day to our lives. Tomorrow is a new day so just take a deep breath and smile, everything is going to be alright.

P.S.- Thanks for the cookies, I've already had four.
And for those of you that aren't my facebook friends, here's a picture of my hair. It's grown a lot since the last picture of me I put on here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lizzie,

    My name is Caroline Glazer, and I am a senior in high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am taking an Anatomy class this year, and part of the class is a Chronic Condition project. Each student is "diagnosed" with a chronic condition, and we spend a few months gathering information about it - talking to people, attending support groups, simulating side effects, etc. - in order to gain an understanding of what it is like to be living with a chronic illness.

    For my project, I was "diagnosed" with liver cancer, and I chose to focus on Hepatocellular carcinoma because it is one of the rare forms that originates in the liver. I found your blog through a Google search and have really been inspired reading your story. I was hoping to talk to you - either through email or over phone or Skype - about your experience. I would love to hear your perspective on how it has changed your life in whatever way, positive or negative. If you have time in your schedule to talk for any amount of time, I would really appreciate it! Thanks so much!