Dear Anastasia’s Thyroid: Part Two: Southern Healing
My Dear Thyroid,
I know, because we are bound in this same narrative, that this letter does not find you well. You have been stressed out, like me, about our impending relocation. Just the mention of our big move has made you wail and screamÃ¢â‚¬”keeping me up at night pacing in my head, sending your poor pumping neighbor (my heart) into spasms. And so, I’d like to take a moment to comfort you about this big change (and maybe, just maybe, my brain will feel some comfort, too).
You’re going to be just fine in North Carolina! They have all the things you love and crave, like sweet tea and hush puppies, paired with warmer weather, and there are some great friends down there, too “remember? And to keep you from od-ing on things like hush puppies and sweet tea (oh, the deep fried salt! The sugary caffeine! It all seems so good;until), I’m going to keep doing yoga (I know how shoulder-stand gets you in a blissful trance) and continue all the same breathing and meditation before I go to bed.
And while I know the thought of being 1,000 miles away from Mom might seem a bit daunting (she is your biggest fan, after all), we can call her and tell her about all your maddening symptoms whenever you feel like it. Just give me the signal and we’ll get her on the line.
Plus, I’m going to start school again. I’ll be writing lots of fiction for the next two years. Even though you love to dampen my process with brain fog, you can’t deny,dear thyroid, that you reap the benefits of my creative inspiration. When I’m crafting stories, I feel them swell inside and rinse you clear out like a dish rag. I’ve always taken that as a good sign.
So why the long face, butterfly gland? We’ll make it to North Carolina;as long as you don’t hit me with a surge of fatigue on the drive down. (Don’t even get any ideas.) I think this voyage is going to be good for us. Fear not, my dear thyroid. Healing is coming your wayÃ¢â‚¬”drink it in, it’ll taste like sweet tea.
(Bio) I blog about sisters, dream about france, and write fiction about everything. Check out Anastasia’s work on The Sister’s Project and follow her on Twitter. Please read Anastasia’s first installation, Dear Anastasia’s Thyroid: Part One: The Beginning of the End.
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