Big girls don’t cry
I had a rough childhood and went though quite a few hard patches when I was young. One thing I learned was not to cry about your problems. Just simply because nobody was there to comfort me and I suffered from a pretty serious headache after crying. So I choose to smile instead. Now I am pretty much living my dream life so seriously there are not many reasons for me to cry anymore.
But I did break down twice recently.
The first one was the day before my vacation. I had a medical procedure at the hospital and they needed to anesthetize me. So the first step was to get me on an IV drip so they could put the sleepy stuff through that. But the first nurse had big difficulty to find the vein on my hand. She poked me over and over. After several minutes she gave up and I was shaking because of the pain. Then an elderly nurse said she’d give it a try, but she was still not successful. Now I had three holes in my hand. Then they found a special nurse they said was very experienced with striking oil, or blood I guess. But even this Poke-Master struck out but not until leaving another two holes in my hand, all still without finding my vein. By now I was feeling like a pin cushion and I couldn’t take it anymore. I was sore and frustrated and my tears flowed all down my face and neck. Normally I wouldn’t be such a crybaby but I have been so stressful for a long time. A lot of it because of the amount of the work I’ve been putting in on my blog. I guess at that moment I just couldn’t fight back anymore.
Finally they found a doctor to give it a try. And after a few more pokes, I was up to 6 holes now and on both my hands, he finally found my vein! I have never been so happy to see my own blood!
Lesson learned! Nothing is more important than health and family. So I am trying to keep my life first and blog second. It is very hard for me to keep this balance. Recently I noticed two bloggers who I consider as my idols have announced they are taking a break from blogging. I can certainly feel their struggles!
The second time was the first day of our vacation. We went to Caesar’s Palace Casino in Windsor, Canada. We had tickets for the “Girls Night Out But Boys Can Come Too” concert by Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri. I love so many of Colbie’s songs so I was super excited about this concert! But the real surprise was Christina Perri. My gosh, she is SOOOO cute and lively! She was bouncing around on the stage and interacting with the audience and her band very well. I was so in love with her! And then she told a story about herself. She said she went to the big city to chase her singing and song writing dream but she was just out of luck. She worked as a waitress for years and then suddenly the show “Dancing with The Stars” called her and asked to feature her song “Jar of Hearts”. And those 3 minutes was her break out moment! I was tearing up again while listening to her story and I so happy for her. Her message was basically “don’t give up!”
I can relate to her story on a personal level and it made it even more touching. Just like somebody said: “Everybody has been damaged”. But that is not the end of the story. The hard times of our life have given us so much to learn from, and to help us treasure what we have now. So those hard paths finally led us to the life we wanted! So even though there were tears, this time they were tears of joy!
By the way, the concert was GREAT! If you get a chance to see this tour do it! This look was what I wore that night. 😉 Have a great weekend!
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