Hello and happy Sunday everyone! If you can’t tell, I’m super excited for our coffee chat today. I’ve been away for a while and I am slowly making my way back to blogging. Even though I am very frustrated by all the time I lost, it feels so good to be here, typing away in my own little space on the internet again. I can’t tell you how much I missed this blog and all of you.
If we were having coffee I would probably let you know that having the flu is a horrible and traumatic experience. This is only the third time in my life I’ve had it and every time it has felt like I was on my way to being hospitalized. It started on the 6th with just a little cough when I went to bed, by morning I had gotten no sleep and my chest and throat hurt like hell. I called into work to rest, usually, that is all I need.
The next day I went to work even though I was worse. My ribs hurt so bad from coughing and throwing up the day before that I couldn’t cough, sneeze, or take in a deep breath without feeling excruciating pain. I took off the next day, Friday, and then my girlfriend started coughing too. We basically stayed in bed from Friday until Monday and even after all that rest we still felt crappy. All the coughing, puking, and body aches had worn us out and we are still recovering even now. The cough is lingering and it is tiring but I think we are through the worst of it and no longer contagious.
If we were having coffee I can guarantee I would be venting about how this has royally messed up my start to the new year. I wanted to journal every day this year, post to this blog every day, read, write, and learn something every day, and I never even got to start it off right. I messed up day-to-day streaks on just about everything but my Spanish. I don’t mind missing a day here and there but to not even get to go through the first month, the first week of the year right just messes everything up. All my good vibes, my mojo, my juju, my positivity and optimism, all of it, is out of wack now. *sigh*
The biggest disappointment was not being able to complete my 30-day Minimalism Challenge. I’m still going to do what I can but I had hoped to be able to work on, and write about, all of the assignments. Now I will have to skip some that either I’ve already done, or don’t apply to me. I’ll be writing a separate post to detail which assignments I’m not doing.
If we were having coffee I would remember that a lot of you are new here. While I was sick I managed to add almost 100 new followers. I would stop for a second here to welcome all of you to my little blog and thank you for taking an interest in me. I still consider myself a newbie at this but I have learned so much from the WordPress community and I plan to stick around for a very long time.
If you are new here I would love if you left a comment and just said hi sometime. I love hearing from my followers and I welcome (read: crave) any feedback. I want to improve the way I write and I get a lot of inspiration from comments I get here. It’s encouraging to have a conversation, makes me feel like I’m not just shouting into the void of the internet, you know?
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have to cut our visit short here. There is so much cleaning, and disinfecting, to be done around the house. Plus I’m visiting my family in a few hours too so I have to start getting ready. I didn’t get to see them last Sunday because I was sick and I missed them.
I hope you all are having a good weekend. I especially hope you get a long weekend due to the holiday. Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments please, I’d love to hear from you :)
Featured image: Coffee #2 by Eos Maia Reichow