Today is Day 9 of #HAWMC (WEGO’s Health Activist Writers Monthly Challenge). The prompt today is:
Happy Hump Day! No denying life can get hectic, but let’s take a mid-week break to fantasize our ideal day! Would you go somewhere? Who would you spend it with? Have you had this day? If not – how could you make it happen?
There would be a lot of steps to creating my 100% ideal day. Any one part alone would be a pretty darn good day, but put them all together and I’d have the day to end all days.
Wait! There are 2 different kind of days that I dream about. Both require the same beginning requirements:
First I’d wake up with no pain, then I’d notice that my head did not feel the slightest bit off balance. After I got over the initial shock of this, I’d dance around the room a bit, doing a pirouette for the first time in years. Suddenly I could hear better with my cochlear implants. I could understand a group of people if I wanted. I could talk on the phone. Speaking of which, on my ideal day, I’d call my best friend and talk for an hour or so. (I’d sneak in a visit, but I only have one day, sorry love.)
Okay right now I’m just marveling at the fact that my head doesn’t hurt. My head has hurt every day since I was 11 years old. My neck doesn’t hurt, the degenerative discs have made just holding my head up a challenge some days. All my aches and pains, gone! What a day!
Turning my head I don’t have to brace myself because I don’t feel dizzy. I don’t remember not feeling dizzy. Suddenly I’m not afraid. I know I have this day.
This is where my 2 days diverge.
One day is spent on a beach with my husband, just relaxing, building sand castles, riding bikes, walking, swimming, riding the waves, and drinking tropical drinks. Heck, just lying there drinking tropical drinks would be a dream. I’d love to end that day in my husband’s arms making love, without pain. That would be my ideal day.
My other ideal day would be spent cleaning my house and cooking. On my ideal day I would not get tired I’d be able to really clean my house and cook a fantastic meal. I really miss being able to do these things. I know it sounds silly. Why would I want to spend my ideal day scrubbing my house? It’s something I can’t do now that I really want to do, that’s why. But I’d end the day the same way I ended the first day. Making love with my husband, without pain. Something I haven’t ever done.
Either of those would be ideal days for me.
What would be your ideal day? Would it be anything like mine?
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