Went to the Beach….Decided to Write About My Breasts

Last Friday I was laid off from my job.  As if that wasn’t enough of a kick in the groin,  I am about to have a double mastectomy in July, to prevent myself from getting breast cancer.  After hearing the news that my immediate future career plans had just vanished, my first reaction was:  thank god my husband has health insurance…did they (i.e. my former employer) even think about what would happen to me if I couldn’t pay for the surgery?   My second reaction was: The only person I will work for next is….myself.  Third reaction was:  I needed to stare at the ocean for a while, and make sense of things.

So that very day my husband and I escaped to the beach.  This is a picture Matt took, just as I was thinking to myself:  I have nothing left to lose.  Why not write about what comes next?  So, here we are.