Food for Thought

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This is my first time on muscle relaxers and I must tell you, they’re like freakin’ tranquilizers.  I take one and I’m out within 20 minutes and I’m not just out for 20 minutes, I’m out for a few hours.  I wake up for a few and then it’s lunch time so I eat, take another and I’m out for the afternoon.  We’ve moved beyond napping, I’m just out.  I haven’t quite figured out how I’m going to work this around work (Do we think my boss would mind if I napped on my desk most of the day?)

And I wish I could say it’s getting better, but we’re not quite there.  In fact, while the headache was down most of yesterday, the pain was just sitting in my shoulder making at neck or arm movements very painful.  I’m going to try and incorporate some basic yoga and stretching over these next few days to see if I can work out whatever it is.

A few weeks ago a friend of mine posted this article to Facebook: 25 Things I’ve Learned In My 20s and given the book I’m currently reading, this really caught my eye.

Here’s a few snippets that really caught my attention:

  • You’re going to lose touch with a lot of your friends. With some people, it will be expected but with others it will feel like a punch to the stomach. No friendship is truly safe in your twenties. You’re undergoing so many personal and professional changes that there’s bound to be some casualties along the way. Don’t worry though. You’ll end up with the ones that matter. If someone’s no longer in your life, it’s for a reason.
  • So much of what you think matters doesn’t actually matter at all. It’s kind of rude. Like, thanks for making me believe in things that are ultimately so inconsequential, you jerk.
  • Don’t force yourself into loving anyone. If it’s not working in the beginning, it’s probably not going to work ever.
  • You are so lucky to have everything that you have. Stop crying about an unreturned text message and get some perspective.

Sound pretty accurate? I thought so too.

What simple yet profound things have / did you learn in your twenties?

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  1. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning

    Those statements are 100% accurate. And throughout your whole life, a lot of things will keep changing. Losing touch with friends is hard- but it happens, and you just have to accept that. And you make new friends, and will continue to! It is very true that you will end up keeping the ones that “matter.”

    One big thing I learned is that when you’re in your 20s, you are YOUNG and you have your whole life ahead of you. Don’t be in such a rush to do the big stuff- get married, have kids, etc. Just LIVE. Enjoy your lack of responsibility. I got married at 31, which was perfect for me.

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