Sometimes, when New York gives you lemons, you take what you’ve got and you make limoncello. Other times, it seems like not only New York but the entire universe is intent on making sure you’ve got an entire grove of lemons (or at the very least a giant middle finger).
Me: I’m going to start kickboxing again; It’s fun, it’s good for my health, and I could definitely start getting into better shape. I’m going to go on Thursday and Saturday this week.
Universe: HA! On the very day thou sayest that thou shalt return to kickboxing, I shall send thy kickboxing studio a burst water pipe that shall send a divine deluge into the entire studio, thus effectively closing said studio for an entire fortnight!
Me: Alright, well, then I’m going to start prioritizing my sleep better so that I get 8 hours a night and am on a regular schedule each day of the week – this will free up soooo much of my weekend time and make me so much happier/awake/more productive during the week! Maybe I can even fit in a Saturday morning yoga class because I’ll wake up naturally early!
Universe: SIMPLETON! I shall send thee headaches, migraines, hot spells and fevers to keep thee awake into the wee hours of the night, rendering sleep nigh impossible for many a week!
Me: Ummm…okay. Well, in that case, I guess I’m just going to start cooking meals again and eating healthier; I’ve been relying on takeout wayyyy too much lately and I genuinely enjoy cooking, and perhaps a better diet might help me sleep better.
Universe: FOOL! You think you will be cooking and eating healthy foods? I laugh in your face! I shall send thee strep throat a week after you purchase your healthy groceries! None of that food that thou hadst purchased shall be able to pass through thy lips and throat…beware extreme pain lest ye try!
Me: Yikes. Okay, well once the strep clears up I’m going to try to be more social and meet new people, plan to go to some networking events and brunches. I’m also going to write at least three blog posts a week, to remain fresh on my writing skills, content, and consistency.
Universe: You still don’t get it, do you? In that case, here’s a case of MONO, loser. Enjoy.
Sometimes life throws you a freaking TON of curve balls and there’s just nothing you can do about it. So while I rest up for the next couple of days (and yes mom, drink tons of water and eat my veggies and don’t exert myself), I’ll use the time to regroup and get ready to tackle everything again when I feel ready. Most importantly, the BF and I have a huge trip to Europe coming up in exactly one month, so the goal is to just get better by then. I’ve been feeling abnormally fatigued for the last couple of months – like even walking to the subway station, which is five minutes from my house, had me exhausted and sweating and fighting all those other rude people for a seat. I mean, I know I need to go back to kickboxing but seriously? It can’t be THAT bad. Turns out, extreme fatigue is a huge indicator of mono and something that could take up to 3 to 6 months to go away. So I’m hoping that I’m on the shorter end of that spectrum…or at the very least, that the acute symptoms go away in time for me to enjoy all of the good things I have (like Iceland, Amsterdam, and London!) stacked up for the end of the summer!