The other day I was talking to one of my closest friends, I call him my voice of reason. I was ranting, actually. I was not happy about how some things turned out. I was also afraid of what was going to happen. I told him that I had a potential solution to the problem. When he asked me why I thought my solution would help I said that I kept feeling like my current situation was contributing to the issue. He then said three very simple words to me.
‘Stop feeling. Calculate.’
I had to laugh. I mean, I knew that already. That you can’t make good decisions based off of feelings only. You have to rationalize, analyze, calculate and come to a logical conclusion. But in the midst of my worries and fears I forgot that. I need to remember to not get caught up in fears. Fears are normal but they are not everything.
I caught a cold, again! Now I have this cough that is driving me absolutely crazy. I mean it hurts when I cough. I can’t really tell if it’s a dry cough or not. I’m not even sure what that means. It’s like I have rockets in my chest that are trying to take off but for some reason they can’t. I am so tired of trying to let them out. There are times that I have coughed until tears roll down my face. I wish I could stick my hand into my chest and just yank out whatever is clogging up things.
In light of this crippling and exhausting cough, I spent most of my Sunday lying on the couch. In the morning I read The Wait by DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good. In the afternoon I watched Dear White People. Somewhere between that I went to the Forks Market to meet up with an old friend for about an hour. That sun was just gorgeous. I just have to say it, goodbye Winter. I had almost forgotten what 22 degrees feels like.
My brother needed a ride home around 6 pm so I grabbed my phone, wallet and sun glasses, wore some sandals and turned the knob on the inside to lock the door behind me. The moment that door shut I realized I didn’t have the car keys with me, or the house keys because those are attached to my car keys. I’d locked myself out. Wonder how I planned to drive without keys. Sigh! My life. I spent the next hour basking in the sun and browsing on social media. That is when I came across a Facebook page that spoke to my heart.
The page is called Mommas Page. She totally speaks my language. Us women have got to have each others backs. A woman can be another woman’s worst nightmare. And we have a tendency to very quickly put each other down.I’ve always been an advocate for women supporting women so she completely blew me away. I shared a video of hers on my Facebook page.
As you can probably tell by now this is a random piece about my Sunday and my life with a cold. The upside though is my voice at the moment is amazing. It’s deep and husky so I’m loving that. (Who else thought of McDonalds just now? I knew you would.)
Even though this is a lame-ish post there are still two takeaways here:
- Don’t feel. Calculate.
- Women, be more supportive of each other. Let’s show more love and encouragement.
Happy Monday. Oh and for those doctor-types out there, how do you treat rocket coughs? I’m just so tired of it already.