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Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 205 :: beautiful purpose

24 Jul

Three surgeries in eleven months. My own personal record but not the kind of peak performance I intended when I started out this year.

At my last appointment I actually asked my surgeon if I could get this third surgery for free, you know, like a BOGO or a preferred VIP bonus. She laughed. I was serious.

Tonight, I’m contemplating what it will feel like to have soft breasts again in place of these hard plastic dog toys sitting on my chest. I actually don’t remember what my standard issued breasts felt like, you know, before surgery. I’m sure they were beautiful in their own small-chested perky way. The funny thing is that I lived with them for 40 years and yet I can’t remember them at all. Well, okay, maybe it was more like 27 years but who’s counting?

If there’s one thing this process has taught me it’s to appreciate simple beauty – the simple beauty of a flat chest, or a hard plastic one, and soon, the soft silicone kind.

They have all had their own beautiful purpose. It’s just that, sometimes, you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

And that makes me think that maybe the most critical part of peak performance is recognizing where you’ve been and appreciating where you are, so you can fast forward to where you are supposed to go next.

Next up for me: new tatas!

Enjoy simple beauty pause right now.

More tomorrow.


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