Saturday, July 26

In sickness and in health

Sometimes in life we take risks. We take risks and we think 'it'll be alright', and then sometimes it isn't. This year I didn't get the flu shot. I was busy, I didn't have time to get it and I didn't have the money to pay for it. Then I got the flu, and considering the loss of productivity and wages I experienced, it would have been much better to just get the shot in the first place. Ah well, hindsight's like that isn't it?

So I was very ill for several weeks, even now that I'm back at work I'm still not 100%. This was also my first experience of being sick while living alone, and it was hard! But thankfully in my hour of need, I still had my family to take care of me. My grandmother to drive me to the doctor, my sister to lend me the entire box set of Horrible Histories, my mum to cook for me, buy me medicine, and lend me money so that I could pay my rent.

One day when I was really sick, my mum brought around this beautiful basket full of things to nurse me back to health. Herbal teas specifically designed to support your immune system, help you get to sleep, and restore energy; my favourite biscuits; a big pot of warm homemade baked beans, and some nice bread to go with it.

If my break-up and the difficult period following it has shown me anything, it's the love of my family and the way in which we all support each other. You're never alone when you're surrounded by people who love you. Thank you family, for being awesome.

Happy loving :)