Lust for life

Dear Alice,

It’s time to say thanks and to make plans. 2012 was the year you learned to kick some cancer arse, and you did it yourself.

I know it’s been so, so hard to keep going with the effects of the treatment to endure, heartbreaks and heartaches and the disruption of not being able to work consistently. It took its toll on you both physically and emotionally.

You did it though! With the help, love and support of some amazing people, some of whom you hadn’t even been in touch with for years or indeed never knew or met before this year, you got through the op and the chemo. So – that’s evidence that you are loved, and valued by other people, and it’s time for you to do that too.

You’re beginning to feel better, so you need to build on that and gain some momentum… and break out of your funk.

In 2013, you’re going to:

1) Get new boobs. (They’d better be amazing for this to be worth it!)

2) Take the opportunity to learn to play the guitar and stop being so dependent on musicians for the music in your life.

3) Get back into Zumba classes and despite your complete lack of coordination, you will have a whale of a time dancing about and meeting new people just like you did in 2011.

(Remember, dancing makes you happy and being able to fit into clothes better will be a strong motivator! Also health-wise, being on Tamoxifen it is even more important to burn off the calories and keep the blood moving to avoid DVT.)

4) Go on a trip to at least 2 places you’ve never been to before. (If you can, talk Kristy and various other girlfriends into that trip around NZ or CA in a camper van!)

And you WILL do it with a LUST FOR LIFE.



Here comes johnny yen again
With the liquor and drugs
And the flesh machine
He’s gonna do another strip tease.
Hey man, where’d ya get that lotion?
I’ve been hurting since I’ve bought the gimmick
About something called love
Yeah, something called love.
Well, that’s like hypnotizing chickens.

Well, I’m just a modern guy
Of course, I’ve had it in the ear before.
I have a lust for life
’cause of a lust for life.

Lyrics by Iggy Pop and David Bowie

1 Comment

  1. Robyn Lee says:

    Oh Alice … .such a great post — I did a letter to self also for my new year’s eve post – and birthday!! New boobs ~ mine are 12 years old already — we have a love-hate relationship 🙂 ~ Sending you lots love… and lust for life wishes 🙂 x Robyn

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