Hi! I know I’ve been absent for like, 2 months, and it’s becoming a habit again. As I was walking towards my office, I was taking my time walking and enjoying the cold breeze and the sunrise. It was still sooo early, giving me enough time to take it easy and spend “me” time. I haven’t been doing this much lately. And since I’m still early for work, I had time to post! YAY!!!!!
But before any more details on what I had been doing lately, let us greet my blog a belated Happy Birthday!
Wow! It’s been 4 years!!!!
And yet, I haven’t bought a domain. Wahahaha.
I know being absent from blogging for a long period of time is bad for the rating. I know, I know. I couldn’t help it since a lot had been happening.
First things first, I had injured myself and had been in cast for 4 weeks! Last June 25, we went to this forum – it’s official business. On our way home that afternoon (3:30PM, to be exact), I tripped myself when I was stepping down from the sidewalk. Rather, I tripped and fell. I was wearing a not-so-high wedge, and I hurt my left ankle and foot, plus almost bore a hole on my slacks. What’s the damage: sprain and severe contusion (bruise) on my left foot and ankle, plus a huge bruise on my right right knee. The bruise on my knee lasted for weeks – the discoloration is gone, but it still stings a bit when I press hard. As for my left foot – it had to be in cast for 4 weeks!!!!
Moments after the accident, my left foot was throbbing – it had this wound and was swelling. Upon arrival in the office, I had the nurse put some bandage. Come Friday, I had and x-ray just to check if it was just a sprain or a fracture. On Saturday (June 28), the doctor checked it and I left his clinic with a green cast. That fast. I had to be on sick leave for 2 days, just to rest it a bit. And I couldn’t drive myself that much to work, even if the damage was the left foot and my car is automatic, it’s because I can’t walk that much. Taking a bath was such a chore! And I had to wear skirts and dresses because my cast can’t fit in my slacks and pants. 😦
On the 2nd week in cast, July 12, I had it checked again. I was wishfully thinking that it shall be removed, after all, it wasn’t that bad, I guess. And I was wrong. It was still tender, so off to another new cast and 2 more weeks.
On July 26, I was officially cast-free! Yay! And it’s almost 2 weeks as of this writing that I am cast-free. I still walk slightly funny, and the side of my foot is still slightly painful, but I’m happy to be recovering. No more skirts or dresses!
There are a few things I learned from this ordeal:
- As my doctor put it, “Take it easy”. That was his parting words when I left his clinic, cast-free. I guess I had been much in a hurry, stressed and all. But I need to step back and take it easy. I had been having anxiety attacks lately, and I know the cause. I need to tell myself to calm down and believe everything’s going to be fine. Who knows? This might even bring me back to my happier self. 🙂
- Another wise words from my doctor: You can’t tell nature to hurry. It has its own time. I got this when I was shocked to find out I had to wear a cast for 3-4 weeks. It’s true. Everything has its own time. We jut have to wait patiently and go back to bullet #1 – take it easy.
- Courteous and helpful to those who are handicapped. I hate it when I had to be helped by people – but being nice, such as opening the door for you, waiting the elevator out for you, is also good. There are those shameless younger people who don’t have this qualities – I guess you can’t buy manners. And there are those who are kind enough to do so – thank you so much! You gained my respect and I hope you’d keep this up. 🙂
- There will always be problems at work. You can’t solve anything and staying overtime will not make these problems go away. Sometimes, you just have to learn to stop what you’re doing and continue it tomorrow. But make sure you finish your task on-hand soon. Because I was in cast, I had to leave work early due to my dad/brother would pick me up. I honestly felt lighter, better, less acne, healthier, lost weight and happier when I was able to go home early. Imagine, I can’t do much exercise in my condition but I still lost weight! There are things in life far more important than work. I hope you would understand that.
- Your family will always be there for you. I had my brother and father drop me off and pick me up from work almost every day! Thank you s much!
- You are lucky. I realized, I was able to afford to get a cast, have a someone to support me, a car, a family and whole other things. I am indeed luckier than a lot of people. Even if my parents (for a few weeks) was in the US, they still cared for me. Awww!!!!!
There are many more, but this is my top of mind.
I was also been around, trying some places to eat. And I haven’t been buying much make-up lately too.
Aside from being bound in cast for weeks and eating, I also managed to play some games and anime. Speaking of games, Flyff Servers in the Philippines will close on September 1. As of today until it closes, all stuff in the item mall are free! I’m going to miss Flyff – I’ve met a lot of people there and had a lot of fun experiences – both in and out of the game.
For the anime, I had been watching:
- Hitsugi no Chaika
- Selector Infected WIXOSS
- Sword Art Online II – Gun Gale Online
- Brothers Conflict (which I’m so hooked!)
from the Anime, Brothers Conflict. Credits to owner.
Right now, I’m so inspired to write, draw and get more of those me time. 🙂
I sure do hope I’d see you more around. 🙂
PS. I now have a new boss. I hope the new boss will bring clarity and organization in my work life. It’s been pretty chaotic for the longest time. Also, I’ve been loosing so much family time/work-life balance for more than a year. My new boss seems very nice, fair and just so far. 🙂 Hope this will not remain at the start only. 🙂