Just keep swimming…

It is funny how life is. It is all about give and take. You get one thing and lose another, it is a circle, a beautiful meaningful circle, or so I like to believe. Today was a gloomey, rainy, humid, yucky day. I had a rough start of the day which got better with Erdman’s parfait’s special bar for lunch.


Delicious parfait: Vanilla yogurt, granola, mangoes, pineapples, peaches, berries of all types, with coconut and chocolate chips.


Then the exhaustion of not getting enough sleep took over, that sensation where you really want to focus and get some work done, but you are incapable, with the foggy cloud in your head, mirroring the weather outside, so I gave up and took a short nap. Although I am not a big fan of naps, yet they are needed sometimes, and today’s was indeed needed.

The circle of life keeps going on and I head to my lab meeting, burdened with the amount of work I know I need to get done, to recieve an email saying an application I worked on so hard, and have wanted to get so much was unfortunately declined and so now I have to let go of that dream and opportunity, for now. Then I decide to get up and ignore it, keep walking to the meeting, to then get started for real on the research which I am now totally looking forward to, -see it’s all about one door closes so another ten open- It’s hard to believe in those “philosophical optimistic sayings” when things are rough, and it was hard to hold on to them today, but I managed and it was rewarding.  Then I had a nice dinner with a friend which helped lift me up and laughters about silly things like always, cheered me on. Then, oh then, I walk out, put my hoodie on, it was foggy and gloomy, but I lifted my head up to find such a pleasent surprise, fog and colorful trees, couldn’t help but smile and realize that things will be fine, and life will go on.

So, when you have a bad day, things don’t go the way you wanted them to, just remember that it’s just the circle of life, and everything happens for a reason, and like Dora would tell you : just keep swimming.