Today, I reclaim the art of enjoying my life. I have given pain a lot of room. In a way, I have moved over for it.
But today I will do one thing I love to do. Because I would rather include pain than not do it at all, even if it's only for a brief time and even if pain has to come with me.
Today, in doing one thing I love, I reclaim my life.
Sarah Anne Shockley has lived with nerve pain from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome since 2007. She co-produced and directed Dancing From the Inside Out, a multi-award winning documentary on AXIS Dance Company (integrating wheelchair and able-bodied dance). She is the author of The Pain Companion (New World Library, June, 2018), The Light at The Center of Pain, Living Better While Living With Pain, and 30 Days of Living Better While Living With Pain.