I was so surprised to see that today’s blog challenge was all about fun! I didn’t see that coming. I was up to the task, even though I had to work for the better part of the day - besides building my business, I am also in the service industry... and my shift was starting at 9:30am!
I figured that for the fun part, I could hit the next town's pier after work. It would be a little bit of a drive – about an hour - but I’ve wanted to go there and today’s challenge seemed like the perfect reason to do it.
After getting ready for work, I geared up and packed my camera bag. My plan was to witness the sunset, nature, and capture fabulous marine themed images after work.
However, during my shift, I started to feel very peculiar: I felt weak, dizzy, and grouchy. I had an annoying cough in the “back of my throat” and was feeling quite hot. I asked a friend of mine to feel my forehead. “You’re cold and clammy!” – she said. Uh-oh. Not a good sign.
By the end of the shift I was in no mood to drive close to an hour "to take lovely photos". Even though I was feeling good enough to drive, I was quite ill. Then I figured: “I can go home and do some crafts! That will be fun!” and it would fulfill my challenge for the day.
As I drove home, I could sense my body asking me to stop. Although the thought of pulling my craft materials and making art sounded great, my mind was actually dreading it. I never dread making crafts. That was a sign for me to chill.
So I did something I haven’t done in a while: I ordered take out, picked up dessert, and a flick. After getting home, I plugged the DVD into my Mac, and munched on hot nachos (I haven’t eaten nachos in a looooong time!) while watching a story I have wanted to for months: The Big Short. Cool movie, I highly recommend!
So my fun today was this: after work, I picked up some food, and went home to watch a good movie. It felt like my college days! I had better plans than that indeed, but “the unpredictable” decided to do its thing, and I decided to adapt.
As I type right now, I am still feeling sick. But I am grateful that I was able to stop and relax, and grateful to be able to type this entry.
Now on to getting better, and the next (last) 2 days of the challenge! Woop!
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 8