My TSN Turning Point…

You know how in the after-commentary, the sportscasters on TSN have the “TSN turning point of the game”?  It’s true!  What’s even MORE true, is that the coinphrase has actually made it into the Urban Dictionary:

1. The TSN Turning Point 44 up4 down
A significant or life changing event.
First used by “TSN”(The Sports Network.) In every hockey broadcast on this station they include a feature named the TSN Turning Point; where they show the highlite that most influenced the outcome of the game.
That right hook you threw was definitly the TSN Turning Point in that fight man.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/

 

Well.

Today?  Today was mine.  Now, I’m not SO far after that I can say it in hindsight…but you know what?  I’m actually choosing this day to BE my TSN turning point.

I GOT MARRIED!!!

And no, I’m not taking the jokes and proverbial “What were you thinking?!?” comments from the general peanut gallery….no….because what makes MY TSN turning point oh-so-very different is that it also happened to a chronic badass.  THE chronic badass.

ME.

Sometimes, I admit, I’ve left forums and groups designated to help individuals afflicted with chronic illness.  I have.  I do.  Why?  Because there’s no choice to be “afflicted”, as opposed to “suffer”.  I’ve referred to it before…the “Eeyore Syndrome”….and playing the “Whine-1-1” game.

What makes today any different?

Because today I can psychologically start an entirely NEW chapter in the book of the made-for-tv-movie version of my life.  I choose to make today the day at which everything changes.

I choose to make today the day that I begin to move my procrastinating I’ve-earned-this-ass into the crazy-train that will take me into more of a “health activist” persona.  I might only be starting, but I need to do this not only for those who cannot, but…yes…me!!  I’m afflicted with the bane of the universe, why should I be afflicted in silence???

I choose to make today the day that I begin to not just create a haphazard goal or two in my head, but, rather, not only write the damned thing(s) down but also…wait for it…make a “Goal Board”…whereby I artistically create said board (Aka, canvas, mixed media-style.  Huzzah.)

“With a new name, comes great responsibility….”

Okay, well, maybe not…but doesn’t it give you a sense of “awesome” when you wear something new?  Shelf new housewares?  Sit on new seats?

 

Today is, most assuredly, NEW.

A new name, a new sense of self, a new relationship status, a new need to start something badass….

My blogging for the WEGO National Health Blog Post Month is my attempt to find out, in fact, just what that “something badass” entails…and I look forward to the journey to discover it!!

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://info.wegohealth.com/NHBPM

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