Hustle and Bustle12:22 PMCarla Florendo
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I hate to complain but Macau has been sucking the life out of me the past few days. Ever since I got back from Manila, I have been nothing but sickly, coughing my lungs out as we speak. To think that I survived this humid and genuinely obnoxious weather for the past 20 years is a wonder. I have a history of allergy-induced asthma, you see. Dust, animal fur (which is partly why I was never allowed a pet when I was little), and humid. So you understand how living in a place that is generally humid is quite challenging for me. How did I ever?
Frankly, I have gotten better at dealing with it over the years. A good balance of well-kept medication, much needed precautions, and nasal-congestion tolerance on my part. However, I had been moving at a fast pace before and after I took a break from work that I hadn't necessarily been taking care of myself. Came the allergy attacks and I wasn't well prepared. So while I had been technically jobless, two weeks later I'm still nursing my very sick self.
The thing is, while this doesn't happen to me very often, I do think that there's a lesson to be learned. We get all so caught up in the hustle and bustle of making a living that we forget about living itself. We're not machines and we do deserve to take a breather once in a while. A refresher. More importantly, a health check. Take the time, so that when the tough gets going, we're prepared.
Stay healthy, everyone!