02 July 2011

Long Day

I worked last night until 10pm - also known as closing - and had to be back this morning at 7:30 am - known as opening. Do you know how hard that is? I have no problem working until 10 and I have no problem working at 7:30, but doing it back to back.....really tough. I think it has to do with the type of work, being on my feet all day. Anyway, brutal. I'm working tomorrow, Monday, and Tuesday, then I have Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off. Woo Hoo!!! Summer school ends on Thursday so that's awesome. And, I have an appointment with my thesis advisor on Wednesday. What a week this will be. Plus I will be running. I will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday...Woo Hoo!!!

On a completely different topic, I was reading another blog and it got me to thinking. This person is having some medical issues and it trying to make lifestyle changes gradually. I'm all for that, gradual is the way to go and will probably help the changes stick but.... Picture this, you are in a horrible accident and end up losing an arm. Suddenly you have to make major changes to your life. There are things you can no longer do and other things you have to learn to do in a different way. There is no time to make gradual changes and prepare for not having an arm, you just have to adjust. I think in some instances a sudden, abrupt change is what is necessary to, in some cases, save your life. I have a friend who can no longer eat gluten. She was having some issues and recently learned that she gluten was the cause of all her problems. She immediately stopped eating gluten. She went on a mission to learn what products had gluten and what didn't. She learned all she could about gluten and where she could get things that didn't have any. She made an immediate, abrupt change even though eating gluten won't kill her. Her life was not in danger only her health and the way she feels. Whereas this blogger I was reading is literally facing a life threatening issue. This issue has the potential to be fatal at worst and to do some serious damage long before it becomes fatal. In many ways this person is fighting this condition instead of accepting it. They are bemoaning why and dwelling on what they can't do rather than focusing on saving their own life. It blows my mind. I know it's hard to change your lifestyle, and I know if you don't have a dramatic reason to gradual changes are probably the best way to go. But when the sword of Damocles is hanging over your head you had better do whatever it takes to make sure it doesn't fall on you.

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