Yesterday, for the first in a long time I was really glad it was Friday. Every day of the week, every month, every season and every place that I have lived hold at least one thing special for me – so I am grateful for and would gladly repeat the experience of them.
Despite this positive outlook on life that has become very much a part of my way of being, there are things that I would not like to repeat. Yesterday is one example but, here goes the positive me, it brought me this idea for a post. As mentioned in my Roundup post, Fall arrived bringing me the gift of a cold. My day started out with me doing everything possible to get rid of the wrappings of this gift, thrusting at it with Vick’s vapour rub (although they say you are not to use it during the day), honey/lemon/garlic tea and anything else that I could lay my hands on.
Of two minds whether to call in sick for a third day in a row, I decided by noon that things were under control enough to go in. This was after also managing other aches and pain that had also come upon me. I thought the day would be okay.
Well, it went sideways very quickly and my mood turned foul but my team members, who know that was not my normal way of being, humoured and stayed far away from me. As soon as it was possible to leave I did. Came home and vegged for the rest of the evening on my couch where I passed out for a few hours with Netflix watching me. Around midnight, I hauled my stuffy and aching body to bed and again quickly relapsed into a deep sleep until around 4:00 a.m. when I was rudely awakened.
No Need To Repeat #1
This leads me to the five things that need not repeat themselves once they have left my or your experience. One you have no control over but the others are well within your control and my suggestion to you – do not request repeat performances. What are they?
A couple of years ago, I shared with my girlfriends that menopause was not something that I was looking forward to experiencing. They allayed my fear and concern, mainly about hot flashes and growing a beard. When my “time” came and my period disappeared for the eighth or ninth months, I started doing the happy dance. One of my friends is a medical doctor and a couple of others have grown through this stage of life and they all told me to not dance so soon.
They were right as two months later, just on the eve of the twelfth month, which is the official sign that you are a Menopausal Woman, my period returned. Needless to say, I was not amused as I had grown to appreciate not having the monthly “issue.” Well, it lasted a couple of days and went away again for a few months but this time while hopeful, I did not dance. Thank heavens because she came back on Friday and helped to make my day painfully crappy!
All the women that I know who now wear the title of Menopausal Woman do so joyfully. Once the period is over, no woman wants a repeat performance, please and thank you!
The Other Four
With less detail, as they each speak for themselves, the other four no-repeat matters are:
- A Bad Date – if you go on a date, one that left you wanting in any way, bored, pulling at your short and curlies – why repeat it?
- A Broken Heart – who needs to get their heart broken twice, especially by the same person? Who asks for a repeat? Once is enough to know that it is not worth being in relationship, maybe even contact, with a known heart-breaker.
- A One Night Stand – some of you will not publicly admit to this but I full well know that most of us have had this experience, whether knowingly or through what they call a “ghost” experience. This is a no-repeat affair of no mean order. You get the point the first time, mark it off your bucket list and try for someone who wants to repeat the sexual experience with you, hopefully at least three times a week!
- A Terrible Dining Experience – food, good food is high on my list and one thing that I will not repeat is buying a terrible meal over and over. My daughter will tell you that there is no shame in my game about letting my dissatisfaction be known about the customer service and/or the quality of the meal, particularly at high-priced restaurants.
Hopefully, this is the last repeat appearance of my “Auntie” as we call women’s monthly visitor in Jamaica. What is on your list of “Do Not Repeat?” Share with me in the comments below and do Subscribe to receive a daily email update of our posts. [tweetthis]Hey, check out this list of 5 things never to repeat!” [/tweetthis]
Be blessed, be a blessing and do not repeat what is not!