Chronic illness, Coping, Hyper Pots, Hyperadrenergic POTS, Overcoming, Uncategorized

Making space for my new life

In this new season of life, coffee and wine have been moved to the do not consume list. While I’m okay with that, I still miss the idea of what they represented for me: company, friends, comfort, warmth…

I think that’s why I’ve been reluctant to tuck away the coffee pot and wine rack. John doesn’t drink either, so they’ve just been taking up space. Plus, they’re a reminder of what I can’t have.

I decided to shift from thinking about what I lost to thinking about what I could create. I love tea pots and have collected some great ones from estate sales. When John was still working from home, he’d make us a cup of tea each morning. It was something I started looking forward to.

So, I pulled out the tea pots along with my mom’s old cookbook (for comfort and color), and turned a family heirloom box into a tea center.

It’s such a small thing, reorganizing a corner of the kitchen- but it means so much more. It’s making room for what I have to look forward to.

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