The other day while picking up some holiday items I stumbled upon this book. My first reaction was laughter. Laugh out loud and get crazy looks kind of laughter.
I snapped a photo. Sent it to my friend Marcy, a stage 4 ovarian cancer warrior princess, who would “get it” the way I “get it”.
Then I tried to take the book a little more seriously. Took a breath in and exhaled; felt my shoulder blades lower towards my waist. I re-read the cover. Where will you be five years from today? With neutral emotion the only thought that came to mind was “I hope I’m alive?”
I set the book down. I had zero interest in looking inside.
Next stop, a rounder of cards. I had notes to purchase recognizing birthdays, christmas, and new years. All events roughly 3 months out; my version of long-term planning.