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.