Pain = Buying Tons of Books
I figured out when I have a flare-up or my knee decides to bum out for the day, my mom used to placate me with books or other gems that shine brightly in this world regardless of the pain. My mom did this for three years before I was diagnosed with all my diseases and disorders. She is the one that instilled in me a love of books and reading to cope with my pain, which has now manifested into an English/Classics double major and Graduate school for literature.
I have not been feeling well lately and I’ve been struggling a bit more than I like to admit to myself, so I decided to pep myself up and buy $100 worth of books….for the second time in the last couple weeks. I really cannot complain and a lot of them are background for my thesis work in the Fall.
If I bought a book for everyday I have been in pain…