There was a time when I could handle fun times and late nights. I could run myself ragged traipsing around town in the early mornings of mid-January. Going from show to show and stopping for well shots in between. I could spend hours upon days franticly typing, in a vain attempt at a life of academia. From all of this, I would be hung over or exhausted for maybe one day.
This is no longer the case.
It is hardly a new complaint (if anything can be). Bodies change and lifestyles shift. I just didn’t expect this to hit me so soon. Not that I’m desperate for that old lifestyle. Rather, I would like to avoid the cold symptoms and exhaustion resulting from two consecutive days of moderate drinking.
I wouldn’t say my body is failing me. I failed it for many years and now the punches are a bit harder to take.
This is why I’m starting a new project: Do what my body says. That’s simple enough.
Drink a lot of water
Get enough sleep
Eat healthy and often
Make time for yourself when you need it.
The list can go on and on. It can mean many different things to many different people. But, I digress.
The message of our blog, so far, has been pretty simple. Let’s actually try to do the things we know are good for us/the environment/the community. It’s tough stuff, that is. But, in my case, when the physical symptoms get going, I try a bit harder at change.
Maybe when it stops raining and I don’t feel like garbage, I’ll forget all about this project. Noting my diet pattern, that’s not a bad prediction. But I hope not and I’m really going to try. In the meantime, I will nap and drop oil of oregano (whether you believe in that stuff or not, it is delicious).