I'm sure every mom out there knows that you can only keep going for so long before you hit a wall! Let's face it, we all get tired and just need to crash sometimes. Sometimes though, my body has a different idea of how things are supposed to work - and the wall hits me first. This past Wednesday was just one of those times. After starting work as a very normal morning, I suddenly could not see. Everything didn't go black (thank God!), but everything in front of me turned into a foggy haze. I went from sending/responding to emails, to not being able to make out a single image or word in front of me - even with my glasses on. No matter how much I squinted, blinked or stared...there was absolutely no clarity.
Needless to say, that set into motion a series of events that now have me waiting for the results of yesterday's MRI. Scary, a little...but I've had MRI's before and have always been fortunate enough to get good results. I'm hoping for the same results this time - and calling this one an unexplained neurological incident. Right now the worst thing that's going to come out of this will be some family members being a bit annoyed that I didn't immediately call them. But hey, it would just feel weird to call someone and say, "Hey, I went to the ER, but I'm fine, and we don't know anything. So how are you?" I did tell my Mom though.
So today's "me" time is extremely non-monumental! Our work day officially ended a few hours ago, but I have stuck around to prioritize my inbox; make my to-do list for Monday and get to a good stopping place for today. I have set a mind-frame for the weekend that includes spending time with my family, non-stress time and rest. A little quiet work time sometimes goes a long way.
One thing is for sure - 20 days into this challenge I have learned a lot about the importance of balance and priorities. It's really easy to get caught up in life...and really, sometimes we are so caught up that we actually miss out. I hope that maybe one person who has read this has taken away the same. Please, let me know, I would love to hear!
For today though, TGIF! Time for Happy Hour!
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