You’ve probably noticed things have been a little quiet around here lately. It’s rare for more than a few days to pass between posts -I love sharing my eats and exercise, favorite new outfits, latest and greatest recipes and chatting with you guys! The truth is, I had to take some unexpected but much needed time off from blogging to take care of myself last week.
The week started like any other until I received an unsettling phone call from my doctor Monday evening just as I was leaving work. Apparently my last routine check-up returned some abnormal test results -some precancerous cells that needed fairly quick treatment. After what felt like playing 20 questions with my physician, Tuesday morning I was in her office doing what I needed to do.
I figured my week could only get better. But then on Wednesday, I was assaulted. Robbed in broad daylight, and I’m not talking pick-pocket style either.
I was sitting on the bus catching up on blog reading when suddenly my iPhone was violently grabbed from my hand. I soon realized I had been targeted not by one but by three people. Two strategically placed individuals blocked me from exiting the bus as I rather impulsively charged towards the door in a desperate attempt to do something -make a scene, call for help, maybe even chase the #$%*#$ down who stole my phone. Unfortunately, I couldn’t do any of those things and instead showed up to yoga phoneless with tears in my eyes.
Needless to say, when two of your most basic needs are threatened, namely your health and security, nothing else really seems to matter. I know my health is in great hands now but my once relaxing commute has become a twice-daily dose of stress. I’ve had no desire to write a single sentence, photograph one morsel of food or put on a pair of heels for the past week. Heck, I haven’t even wanted to cook or bother looking cute. I made popcorn for dinner last night and have struggled to put on anything more complex than jeans and a white v-neck t-shirt lately.
Each day I feel a little bit better though, slighly less on-edge riding the bus, more able to stay focused at work and today I actually felt like blogging. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get crazy and throw on a silk blouse, a sick pair of heels and take a photo of my breakfast. Or maybe I’ll start by just cooking myself breakfast. Either way, I’m getting there.
Thank you for your patience, your sweet emails and tweets. Blogging has become a large part of my life and as a result, so have many of you who I’ve come to know because of it. I’m thrilled the thought of getting back to blogging excites me again.
A few thoughts before I go:
- Preventative care always seemed like a waste of resources, especially for a perfectly fit, healthy, fruit and veggie-loving gal like myself. But after my health scare last week, I’m truly appreciative of it and a firm believer we all need it. Please go get your check-ups, ladies!
- Beware of your smartphones. Especially those of you iPhone 5 owners in the city. I learned about the rampant black market for these devices the hard way. Treat it like you would a $200 bill because that’s essentially what it is.
Until tomorrow, or the next day.
P.S. A little snapshot of my coffee mug next to my husband’s. I win.