Right Now: A Clean Slate

 

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Every time I come up with a RIGHT NOW post, it feels like I was sick right before, unplugged from the blogosphere and in need to update you and me as well. Actually, it doesn´t only feel like it, sadly that´s the case. The horrible flu struck me down once again. I didn´t really saw it coming and the next minute I was laying flat with a high fever and chills and all of those lovely side effects.

 

The doc even said if I don´t take this seriously, there´s a hospital stay in my future, so I surrendered and just got all the sleep, took my vitamins and loaded up on fluids. Today I am better, not back to normal but I can feel improvement and just take it day by day, following my own advice on HOW TO KICK A VIRUS TO THE CURB :) So, what else?

 

On taking better care of myself

For weeks or even months, I was telling myself that once the stressful times at work are over, I will take better care of myself – or take care of myself. Period. The thing is, I am at my best under pressure. I work hard, I get sh*t done, if you know what I mean. But I never really get to rest. I am always on, I miss sleep and forget to drink at work, accept irregular eating habits and eat all the junk. I know it´s wrong, but I always tell myself that I will take a turn for the better, if only I´d push through another week (and then some).

 

So, I ended up sick again which is no surprise. Besides the fact that no one likes to be sick, I hate the fact that I  don´t have any control over it, that I have to surrender and let go in order to get better. My body knew better. There was no more pushing through, no more excuses. It was enough.

 

And while I was resting and sleeping and laying around for over a week now, I realized that I was actually given the clean slate I was asking for! The flu forced me to detox. I was having only soup and very light meals to not irritate my belly, gallons of water and herbal tea, I caught up on all the sleep I was missing and was forced to let go and relax. Amazing how it works sometimes, doesn´t it?!

 

On fueling my body

Surprisingly I am craving only healthy food choices these days. It´s funny, because our bodies really tell us what they need, if we would only care to listen more. I haven´t had any chocolate, added sugar or coffee for the last three plus weeks due to the flu and I don´t even miss it right now!

 

On being a better friend

I sucked at being a friend for the last year or so. I forgot birthdays, cancelled on brunch dates last minute and didn´t bother to call back or reply to a message. As cheesy as it may sound: It´s not you, it´s me.

 

Ever since I was diagnosed with a sick thyroid, I also used it as an excuse. I didn´t lie on purpose but I realized that I used this chronic condition to define my life. Whenever I was in a bad mood, it was due to my wonky thyroid. A puffy face and bloating – it´s the thyroid, people! Why don´t you understand? Duh. I started to alienate people and friends and whenever I was in the mood to chat it was only about how my life sucks and how bad everything is – and frankly who wants to constantly hear that?! I do not and I realized that yes, life does through some mean curveballs at you and me sometimes and it´s okay to vent now and then, but there is also a lot of good stuff to focus on and be grateful for.

 

Friends are chosen family and I´ll do my best to not suck anymore (or all the time)!

 

On rocking 2015

I refuse to believe that it´s too late to do so, even though my January turned out to be less then ideal. Also my PLANNER has still not arrived, so basically 2015 hasn´t even started yet, right?! I will talk about my plans, adventures and blog ideas for this year over the next week. Exciting things will happen, oh my :)

 

On the beginning of Award Red Carpet Season

Let´s talk about the really important stuff, guys. What about all those amazing and hideous dresses this year? I was only able to follow along on my iPhone but as it turns out I didn´t hallucinate during a fever break. My faves thus far: Golden Globes Katie Holmes from head to toe and Jennifer Lopez´ dress (not the over-contoured face and the big hair that looked like lion cubs licked it to perfection). Salma Hayek´s after show look is definitely worth a mention while her red carped dress looked too prom-like to me. Also SAG´s Rosmund Pike and Emmy Rossum nailed it. Can´t wait for the Oscar´s!

 

On music and tv shows

Over the holidays I finally got to binge-watch Breaking Bad. Through all the buzz, I was somehow able to avoid any spoilers but really wanted to know what´s all the rave about. It did not disappoint. I was sobbing at the end and I do get it now b*tches, I do get it now. Best. Show. Ever. ´Nuff said.

 

Right now I am in the midst of House of Cards season 2. Very dark and intense and yes, I am now officially afraid of Kevin Spacey. That look gives me goosebumps and not the good kind.

 

I didn´t listen to a lot of music but caught up yesterday for an all new SUNDAY MIXTAPE this week and realized that there are a lot of British musicians I do fancy right now. Stay tuned!

 

 

What have you been up to?

 

 

 

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  1. You’ve been a wonderful friend to me! Sometimes life gets us down and that’s okay as long as we realize we have to get back up again. That’s what you are doing! :) Can’t wait for your Sunday Mixtape!

  2. Girl, put on those pjs and stay in bed! It’s funny because when I’m sick, I have no problem being a lazy ass and laying in bed all day under the covers with tea while watching TV. Take care of yourself, drink lots of water and tea, wear lots of layers, take a warm bubble bath. Do I sound like your mother? lol

    I probably told you about Korean Citron Tea last time you were sick, but it’s seriously so tasty! It might be hard to find, but see if you can find it in an Asian supermarket.
    ~Sara

    1. Yes! You should definitely be considered as Korean Lemon Tea ambassador :)
      I don´t really know where to get it here but I came up with some lemon-ginger-honey-Indian spice-homemade concoction :)