I am blessed with good health & rarely get sick. However, when I do get sick it knocks me on my ass.Unfortunately I didn’t get so lucky this year & I caught the flu. Today was the first day that I’ve left my house since I came home from work early on Friday.
The first couple of days were rough & pretty frustrating. I wanted to cook, clean, workout, be productive, & stick to the ladies night/friendship anniversary my friend Ryanne & I had planned. But once I decided to embrace the down time & accept the fact that I am human & I do get sick sometimes it wasn’t so bad.
I drank a ridiculous amount of green tea & my grandmas magic Elderberry & Echinacea concoction. Each night I ate a head of garlic (yah.. I smell reaaaal good today, guys) I also stuck to my meal plan for the most part & doubled the amount of veggies & water involved. Nyquil made me feel like a crazy person & I ran into the wall when I got up for a glass of water in the middle of the night (whoopsie), so I swapped it with a hot toddy with chamomile before bed. And I of course had the humidifier going all weekend with a couple drops of lavender in the water.
This may sound odd & slightly depressing but in my opinion being sick is kind of like being sad. You can’t really fight it for very long because eventually it creeps up on you. You just have to let it be, go through the motions, do what you need to do to heal, & start fresh when you are feeling back to your regular self.
Tomorrow is a new day & I can’t wait to get back to work. Routine is a must for me to keep my sanity. I’m thankful that I have a positive work place to return to & goals to work towards. What do you do when you’re feeling under the weather?
”I was afraid of wanting anything. I figured wanting would lead to trying and trying would lead to failure. But now I find I can’t stop wanting. I want to fly somewhere in first class. I want to travel to Europe on a business trip. I want to get invited to the White House. I want to learn about the world. I want to surprise myself. I want to be important. I want to be the best person I can be. I want to define myself instead of having others define me. I want to win and have people be happy for me. I want to lose and get over it. I want to not be afraid of the unknown. I want to grow up to be generous and big hearted, the way that people have been with me. I want an interesting and surprising life. It’s not that I think I’m gonna get all these things. I just want the possibility of getting them…” -Tyra From Friday Night Lights
I love Fridays, especially when I thought it came 3 days ago & have been patiently waiting for it’s arrival ever since then. I want to say thank you so much for everyones love, support, and kind words. I have some of the best readers & when I hear from you it absolutely makes my day. Things are beginning to fall into place with moving & we have finally set an official moving date: 1/1/12. Kelsey & I will drive our little Salt Lake selves to Logan & unpack my things that day. She is truly my rock, I love you sissy. I’m planning on taking a few days off work so I can get all my ducks in a row to start the year off on the right foot (in a beautiful heel, of course). The generosity of my family & friends is incredible, without them I’d be a mess (& in need of a couch, tv, table, chairs, dishes, and much more). At the end of the day it’s comforting to know that no matter what happens my life is made of gems, and that is truly all that matters.
Now, onto a lighter subject. I am infamous for holding onto things, whether it be god-awful brown leggings or being called a ‘fu***** diva’ by someone I once looked up to (as if it were a hateful, disgusting thing to be). So yes, two things that are very silly, but I can’t seem to let go of for the life of me. Now, one of my guilty pleasures is Oprah. Yes, Oprah in general. Sometimes she irritates the hell out of me, and sometimes she makes me sob & blow snot bubbles (not really… okay sometimes). I read this article about things we should let go of and things we shouldn’t let go of. I think we can all relate to some of the things she talks about, so if you have a minute, I’d recommend reading it. You’re probably thinking “Um, ya, if you’d shut your pie hole & give me the link I just might..” So here it is, darlin.
Friday! I have found far too many brilliant blogs to list at once! I am taking my time to thoroughly read (& enjoy) all of my new followers blogs. I appreciate all of you and can’t wait to see what kind of passion fills your life. Here is one blog I find absolutely stunning. (Your browser should translate it)
I hope you’re all ready for a fresh, relaxing, and beautiful weekend. xoxo