I was once asked what sort of things I’ve had to give up since becoming ill. My knee-jerk response was NOTHING!!! I can’t do colorguard as much as I used to, but I still do it sometimes. Actually a lot of things are harder, but I just changed how I do them. I haven’t given anything up, just re-adjusted.
Then, the other day, I had a thought. When I was a teenager, I used to listen to music and dance around* while I cleaned my room. Now, cleaning, vacuuming, and anything like that usually take a lot out of me. And even on a good day, I always try to conserve energy and strength for “fun” things, not chores.
But I really do miss dancing like that. And I guess I’ve given it up.
What have you given up?
*Disclaimer – dancing while doing chores can be very dangerous. I often scold my husband for dancing while he does the dishes – and with good reason. He has sliced his fingers open (badly) on a knife TWICE doing this. Please, if you do try to dance while doing chores, do so at your own risk.