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Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 160 :: oh irony!

9 Jun

I can’t help but chuckle at irony. It sneaks up like a shadow, surprise! But you know it has always been there.

In a way, it’s quite ironic that I made a promise to seek peak performance this year and now I’m looking for beauty instead.

In a way, it’s quite ironic that in my search for peak performance my breasts have been lopped off and I am left with the blessing of an early diagnosis.

And, in another way, ironically, I realize that I am not unique at all. Last week while visiting Portland for my doctors appointment I was surprised to not be the only one. There were so many women walking in and out of the door. All with the same language that I now have (words like “expanders” and “don’t lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk”).

It’s our secret language that we share. But it’s been there all along. I just didn’t see it or hear it. Not until I was in “the club” — isn’t it ironic?

Here’s something else that is ironic. Beauty is everywhere.

All around us. In the sunshine that lights up everyday crooks and crannies in the walls. In the eyes of puppies. In the leaves of trees. In the tightly wound buds just waiting to burst into full-on flowers.

You just have to look for it. Listen for it. Speak its language.

So tonight, I share more photos of our Beauty Quest yesterday. Baby geese.

The best part — can you spot the heart in the photo?

More tomorrow.

{isn’t it ironic?}

Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 159 :: beauty quest

8 Jun

Today I decided to go look for beauty. It’s a bit like a walk in the park I suppose. I wasn’t sure what I would find but I knew it would be an adventure. So I begged Justin to come along and off we went.

Random Adventure + Beauty Mission = Beauty Quest.

Here’s what happened on my first Beauty Quest (more than I could have imagined!).

We found flowers…

And trees….

And the inside of trees…

And red roses….

And ducks kissing…

And baby geese learning to ruffle their feathers…

An ugly duckling that didn’t fit in… (But we know the end of that story!)

And a kind soul who gave us some bread so we could feed the birds too!

It was beautiful. A surprise. And a really quick, fast, easy way to add beauty to the end of the weekend.

Beauty Quest it.
I highly recommend it.

(Sometimes free is the best kind of fun.)

More tomorrow.

{what quest are you on?}
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