The neurologist cleared me today; she said I am now well. The words “now” and “well” must be used in conjunction, however, as the neck injury will recur every time I am stressed. In fact, it’s the first thing that will react to stress. So, aside from not lifting heavy things, I am to avoid being stressed.
For those of you who know me at all, and how I multitask and overwork myself, you must think that a stress-free Moongirl is a miracle. But I don’t mind this lifestyle change, not one bit. Stress-free doesn’t mean I do nothing all day – it just means I listen to my body more, and care more about my health than usual.
It also means I must find and maintain balance in my life, which is something I am excited to do. The two books I’m currently reading are all about that. Ricardo Semler’s The Seven-Day Weekend is about balancing work and play – when your job is built on your terms that it stops being a job and starts being something you enjoy in life. Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love is about coming to terms with who you are and forgiving yourself for things past, so you can joyfully discover what lies ahead. I am enjoying both books immensely and am also simultaneously in the last 20% of both.
All in all, May is turning out to be an interesting month, and June should be even better 😉