I have a cold….I never thought that could never happen in the sunshine state, but here I am…sniffling and congested. So I’m home today. It’s a little chilly (ordinarily I would be enjoying the sixty-one degree weather, wearing shorts and working in the garden). So because I’m finding myself a little chilled, I’ve turned on the heater, I’m wearing sweats, and a thick robe.
I’ve put together a schedule of what I’m going to do the next few months. I have decided that I’m going to study in preparation for getting into a medical program. Studying was always a comfort activity for me. In college it gave me an excuse to spend some time away from my friends (my straight friends). In medical school it allowed me to remain completely to myself and gave me an excuse not to get invested in some relationships. So, to avoid thinking about whether or not my applications have been reviewed, I am going to spend today and my free time studying.
Except for today. It’s hard to get through a paragraph without sniffling or clearing my throat. I believe that part of the reason why I succumbed to the cold germs is because of the stress I was feeling. So for today, my medicine recall review book and orange juice will be my comfort.