A Sick Day

November 28th 2017


A short post as I lay here feeling like death…

Happy Tuesday all!

Made evident by the title of this post, I am sick. Very sick to be exact. I come down with this same (not-so) mysterious illness every time December rolls around and sadly, it is not “Christmas fever” or something fun and witty like that. When I was six years old, I got my tonsils taken out and when my throat healed, there was this little pocket in the stitches, or whatever they used to close off the area, that did not heal properly. This stupid little area get infected one to three times every year and it is always on the most inconvenient weeks.

This time, it is the start of Blogmas, I have tons of stuff at work that needs my attention, and I have so much yoga homework that I can’t bring myself to focus on that I may lose my mind.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good sick day….when I have a head cold or something that is easily remedied by laying in bed sipping orange juice and watching Christmas movies. This is not that kind of sick. This is the kind of sick where I feel like I am swallowing passed a boulder in my throat and the pain emanates to my left ear causing me to avoid swallowing at all costs.

The reason I am sharing this is because 1. this blog post won’t be my prime and 2. I feel like being sick around this time of year is a bit symbolic. See, the end of the year is my favorite time to purge toxic things from my life and I feel like getting sick is just pent up toxicity leaving my body. Make sense?

When I am sick, my skin breaks out more, my hair gets greasy faster, and my body pretty much tries to expel anything that may be causing me harm. I find that’s similar to what December is all about. It is a time to get rid of things that could be causing me harm.

So although my body is laying around like a sick blob, my mind is understanding that in order to get better, the body must expel everything that could be wrong.

Making the connection to my body and my life, I realize that things may suck now, but I am doing something for the greater good of myself.

Now, I am just going to lay here and wait until my mom gets home to take me to urgent care because I currently cannot speak for myself. Stay well, take care of yourself, get plenty of rest, and remove the toxic things in your life~


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Jess, 25, yogi, believer in things, book worm, shy, aspiring human of Earth. I like to spend my time on a yoga mat, typing away with my thoughts, or taking pictures of anything and everything. Stop on by for everything from self-care to book reviews to fashion posts and more!

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