A couple weekends ago I experienced something I’ve never experienced before. My family and I were rear ended on a major interstate full of traffic.
Adrenaline is a wondrous thing.
The after effects of adrenaline wearing off is a wondrous thing.
Dealing with multiple insurance companies, phone calls, paperwork, injuries, car rentals, auto insurance adjustors, health care appointments, is all really quite a wondrous thing.
I keep looking for the “good” in all of this.
I can honestly say, I’m not upset, I’m not angry, I’m not full of blame or rage, or walking around feeling sorry for myself.
BUT I can say, I’m tired.
It’s hard to read intellectually stimulating books I usually like to read.
I want to watch funny sitcoms instead.
I’m doing my best at work, yet I realize it’s not my “normal” best.
And did I say, “I’m tired?”
This experience has given me more appreciation for others that have gone through a similar situation. I can sympathize more for sure. I can understand better the increased stress of life circumstances and events that occasionally occur on top of “normal daily life.”
So, I’ve realized an important lesson. I need to do better, by being okay and allowing myself time to recover.
It’s okay to watch funny sitcoms.
It’s okay not to read intellectually stimulating books for a while.
It’s okay to go to bed early and sleep in a bit longer.
I know it’s all temporary. And I know I’ll get better if I honor what my body is telling me.
And it’s okay that this blog post isn’t very long. 😊
See you on the flipside of full rested recovery!