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How to Have a “Misery Day”: Self Care Routine!

Hello, friends! Today’s post is different, and a little satirical. Today, I am a) getting the second vaccine dose, and b) starting That Week of the month, the one featuring cramps and unexplainable bouts of crying. Therefore, I am jokingly calling today my “Misery Day”.

My mom says there are two types of people: victims and survivors. I don’t want to take any minor inconvenience in life and use it to become a victim– that’s not what this post is, folks! But I thought it might be funny to refer to this day as a Misery Day because it will remind me to treat my body better.

What am I doing to celebrate Misery Day? I have a few to-do’s. For starters, this morning, I applied to yet another practicum site that recently opened up. I am very excited about this site, possibly more than any others! Then, I finished an essay-based quiz for a class that combines philosophy and psychology.

After that, this happened:

While I was at the vaccination site, I realized I needed to use the restroom. The only restroom available was the one on the side of the park where they were doing covid testing. “There’s no way I’m going into a covid bathroom,” I decided. Instead, I found an open storage facility. “Hello?” I called, hearing an echo. “Excuse me?” It was completely empty, at least for the moment. Not losing any time, I dashed into the ladies’ room and made it out in the nick of time, right as a worker was about to discover me. A close call, but hey: better than the alternative!

In the evening, I interviewed for a school shadow position. Basically, a family needs a substitute because their kiddo’s normal aide was leaving for the week. I asked for the child’s interests and for any specific allergies or dislikes that he may have. Note to self: buy pokemon stickers for him.

My boyfriend asked if he could take me out for Misery Day dinner (it was shaping up to be an amazing, and not at all miserable day), so we got food from a burger place called Psy. We ate it overlooking Mulholland Drive’s scenic view.

Side effects:

Because it’s a day later, I figured I could update you on the side effects from my second dose. In the evening of last night, I got chills and my teeth started chattering. It was pretty comical to be wearing two layers and a puffy coat while indoors, so I definitely found the humor in this situation. I took a tylenol and woke up a few times at night, feeling alternatively cold or hot, but nothing too bad. I turned up the heat to the approximate temperature that it takes to cook a lobster, so that helped.

Otherwise, I’m completely fine. And I’m sure that Covid-19 would be way worse than whatever this reaction is, so I feel really lucky to be vaccinated. Overall, I must say: this day was amazing, and definitely better than the title that I originally gave it!


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