Wednesday, March 9, 2011

No one ever said it was going to be easy...

This is the week that never ends. I feel like Monday was months ago. I know that part of it is the fact that Spring Break starts Friday...9 whole days without having to worry about pulmonary function tests, interstital lung disease, ICM quizzes, CSTA meetings, etc., etc., etc. I'm excited about spending a week at the beach with my family and some of my best friends. I plan on lots of tanning, shopping, seafood, and catching up on sleep and gossip. That is, if Friday will ever get here.

This week has been one of the most taxing I have had in a long time...physically, mentally, emotionally. My brain hates me for cramming so much information into it. My thighs hate me because I haven't been to the gym all week. My kidneys hate me for the fact that I am currently keeping Diet Coke in business. I have been coughing my head off all week; a sure sign that my immune system is preparing for epic failure. I am trying to talk it into not bailing on me for at least 2 more days. I am mentally spent, too. I couldn't tell you a lung from a heart right now, but I'm hoping that getting some sleep is going to help me sort out all the million details in my head.

On top of all this other business, earlier this week there was an emotional day for me. I found out that a very sweet girl I know passed away in a car accident, along with her 15 month old little boy. Brittany Shepard was a beautiful person on the inside and out. She was a model Christian, an elementary school teacher, pageant queen, and a fantastic mother. I cannot imagine what her family must be going through right now, but they are most definitely in my prayers, and I ask that you keep them in yours as well.

Life is so precious, and we are never promised tomorrow. Brittany was taken from this earth on a normal Monday afternoon after work. It could have just as easily been me or you. Our lives can change in the blink of an eye, and I feel like sometimes I just walk around in a daze. I feel like it's time for me to start living with a purpose and stop just going through the motions. There are so many things I want to do with my life, and I feel like now is as good a time as any to get soon as I get my Pulmonary final over. I hope you all have a blessed rest of the week. <3

"Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Love the people who treat you right, forget the ones who don't, and believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it'd be easy....they just promised it'd be worth it."