Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Not a Pretty Selfie

Rebecca and Sad Lizard Toy
Have you noticed we tend to just post selfies when we feel pretty?  Today I feel like a dog toy that has lost all its stuffing. Lately I often feel cute and trendy in my blue and purple hair, oh yes, a fearless woman making the best of a bad situation, but other times I look in the mirror and just see a chewed up dog toy. Back in August I had a double mastectomy and they literally ripped the stuffing out of my chest and sewed me back up. I could have opted to have some sort of stuffing put back in, but I chose to just keep moving forward and pass on additional work thank you very much.  When we have done that with dog toys in the past it never lasts and the toy is never the same again, better to let it become what it is going to be, the dogs don't notice, nobody does really. I am thankful that like this little toy I am still a favorite among those that love me. I have not been tossed in the trash bin yet anyway, and I am definitely not a choking hazard.

I dunno why I have to see the world through a four legged filter, but it makes for a fun post.  Don't feel too sorry for me, I am going to put on some lipstick and go upstairs and work on pet portraits today. I will be feeling like my old self in a jiffy. Oh and Art Paw rocked it in December yall ... thanks to all that helped me double my monthly sales in Dec. compared to the previous year.  I really needed that.

Yea, not a pretty Selfie today, but life is so good. I know what day of the week it is, and I am working! I am working.


Kristen Druckenbrodt said...

Great post! Love your honesty and tenacity. I've had days like that but couldn't put it into words.
Happy 2016!

Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks Kristen. The post started rolling around in my head at 3:00 in the morning. Glad I could do something with the sleepless morning.

Daniel said...

What a great post Rebecca, like how you play with your dog (really communication with the animal).