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“Why Now?!” (Is it ever a good time to get sick?)

Fever & Chicken Soup

No, I don’t think there is ever a good time to get sick, pretty much any time you get sick it’s a bad time but, there are definitely worse times to get sick… like this past week.  I’m finally at the tail end of a nasty cold/virus that put me out of commission for a little over a week and I had things to do!   Continue reading “Why Now?!” (Is it ever a good time to get sick?)

Learning to Appreciate the Small Things

Learning to appreciate the small things

Thursday marked six months since the car accident that shook up my world.  (For those that don’t know, the resulting injury was a broken pelvis.)  Life has pretty much returned to normal with the exception of a little back pain that I’ve become used to but serves as a reminder whenever I notice it.  Although I don’t like the pain I do appreciate the reminder, because I learned some important lessons while healing from the accident and don’t want to let myself fall back into old patterns.  I feel that accident was a wake-up call from the Universe, alerting me that life is too short to not do what I love, showing me that I have a huge support group of friends and family, and highlighting all the small things in my life that I didn’t realize I was grateful for. Continue reading Learning to Appreciate the Small Things

Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First (and other life lessons learned on a plane)

Enjoying the view
Enjoying the view

I’ve become a fairly seasoned air traveler over the past few years, flying to various places in the U.S. with my boss and occasionally alone, so I’ve heard the safety instructions countless times.  Since I’ve set a goal to blog once a week and knew I had a trip coming up, I was already planning to write about one of my favorite analogies for self-care: putting on your own oxygen mask before helping others.  However, this past week we were on some particularly long flights, about 17 hours round trip, not including layovers.  So, I had a lot of time to read, write, listen to podcasts I’d downloaded, and even watch a movie I’d been meaning to see… which all led to some additional insights I’d like to share. Continue reading Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First (and other life lessons learned on a plane)