It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and past already! So much anticipation and here it is…already Saturday!
Anyone who has talked to me throughout this semester knows that it has been a rough one for me. I have been extremely sick with things such as pink eye and an ear infection and every time I think I am getting better it has all turned for the worse.
This happened again over Thanksgiving.
Upon having extreme pain when I swallowed, I went to urgent care and found out that I have mono.
At first, I was really upset. I work out a lot, make a point of eating healthy, write down what I am grateful for everyday – yet I get this sick?
Just didn’t seem fair.
When the doctor told me that I need to get lots of rest, drink fluids, and avoid physical activity I must have looked at him like he was crazy. Anyone that knows me knows that this is pretty much impossible. As I write this now, I am guilty of having pushed my tired body to the gym this morning…which led to my inability to get out of bed for the rest of the day.
Let’s just say that my lesson was learned: Listen to the doctor. Got it.
Although I am exhausted, in the spirit of Thanksgiving and my topic all semester long (gratitude), I still have so much to be thankful for. I will continue writing my list of things I am grateful for everyday, because although life may get you down at times, it’s important to pick yourself right back up and move on.
With finals around the corner, this means getting rest so that I can do my best on the exams. This also means giving it my all since I have worked so hard all semester long.
I generally prefer the more spaced out final projects (as we have done in the Minor) to final exams just because I feel that these are more comprehensive of what a student has learned throughout the semester. These are also less stressful for me since I don’t like having one moment in time determine what I know about a topic.
But, we will all push through and be done in a few weeks and before we know it it will be Winter Break!