As the title says, I’m ready to face the world. I’ve been out and about this past week, and besides the unfamiliar fatigue and bags under my eyes (I’m not used to waking up before 5 pm!), I feel pretty good!
My face is so much better. With each day, the flakes become less and less. Plus, my right hand is amazingly smooth! I’ve had elephant skin on both hands from the get-go, so it’s an awesome reminder that my body is healing. It just takes forever and a day!
I have this unfamiliar joie de vivre (ya know, I’m a typical teen, blasé when it comes to just about everything). This withdrawal really does change you! After all the damage it’s done to my self-esteem and my social life, I just want to get out there and live! I just want to exist somewhere outside of the internet.
So I got a job. And I’m writing for a website again. Of course I’ve taken precautions–I’m not so rash as to assume that I’m out of the woods just yet. The job’s only a week long, and the writing gig is mostly opinion-based, void of face-to-face interviews (okay, so maybe that doesn’t exactly count as “getting out there,” but who cares?). If my skin decides to go haywire anytime soon, it won’t matter!
I think this all goes without saying, when your skin gets better, enjoy it! Take advantage of the smoothness and the itch-free moments, because you don’t know when it’s going to change. Of course, we always hope that each flare will be our last, but we’re never sure. So seize the moment! And if you haven’t had the moment yet, or you’ve just entered another flare, hold on to the memory of perfect skin. It’ll be reality soon enough.