Wow wow wow, glad friday is here. I have a full social event tomorrow, like all day and night, and I feel fully R&R from a hectic last week.
The R&R never came easy, and you may even wonder what’s the deal which warranted such R&R in the first place.
So this is what I was up to between the 27th of November and the 2nd of December.
- 27-28 Nov: last minute preparation for a big Gbm event – a mega donation from a sponsor, at the centre being constructed in my village (over 600kms from where I live – factor in roads and all)- Gave evening lectures at the university both Monday and Tuesday before travelling over night to my village;
- 29th Nov: Got to the village at 7.30 am, tried some mild R&R then on to reception of Sponsor, official donation ceremony and refreshments from 1 pm. Here are a few pictures:
- 30th Nov – 1st of Dec off to the other end of the village to meet Dad for the funeral of my late aunt – mind you these celebrations in African contexts are not taken lightly. And there was dad to take off, and to spend quality time with;
- 1st Dec – 2nd Dec over night: Travel back to Douala and my boys
So there in a nutshell was one hyped week for someone who suffers greatly when her routine is distrurbed.
But R&R didn’t come and easy and there was a price
That saturday Dec 2nd, I tried to sleep all day but my musketeers + Ella wouldn’t let me. Not that I really knew how to – I even tried to take the boys out that afternoon but nada, tried to lock them out – nada – so we all ended up in my bed watching the movie “Homeless to Havard”. At least I was in bed and they had fixed me lunch and lots of tea.
Next day Dec 3rd, the pain in my whole body let me know I had to go even for a brief walk before crashing in bed again. I braved a walk and gladly didn’t over do it. Felt much better and thought I could zoom it to cook for the week ahead and etc. Did a little and back to bed. In the afternoon I had to go all across town to pick up some stuff from mum and there was TRAFFIC – poor me.
Monday Dec 4th – Tuesday Dec 5 th, I tried to work half days and I had picked up the flu and etc taking me forcefully back to bed.
In a nutshell, as much as I wanted and needed R&R, it didn’t come so easiliy and then I had to pay a price for my stubborness.
So my advice to you peeps from experience is; whe you feel a burn out, just lie still and feel the pain to healing using whatever works for you. I for example put myself on fruits, vegetables and hot (anything) therapy + an inspirational movie and music to sooth the nerves too you know