I made the mistake of happily ‘complaining’ that my life is nicely boring to someone last week. This is a good thing; my life can be WAY too interesting at times and it gets tiring. Interesting is hard to keep up with.
All that changed this Monday.
Quick review of the past few days:
7/21 – Tagged along on a Category 1 semi pro cyclist’s recovery ride. That was fun, and it is very amusing to be told that I am good to practice with because I “keep him slow”. Love it. Also told I’m “funny”. I get that a lot. I guess I’m humorous*. Yay.
7/22 – Family member passed away. I am going home soon to help spread her ashes
7/23 – Helped a friend buy a bike but didn’t get time to ride
7/24 – Sheer laziness and blamed the heat, did not ride (#fail). Tried to console Dad – one of his closest friends (of the past 25 years!) committed suicide after a bad prescription cocktail completely messed up his mental demeanor**.
7/25 – Got a phone call during the day that has now changed not only this week but my entire life.
I can’t share the details yet. Still getting my head wrapped around the situation.
Someone asked me today, “why aren’t you crying? why aren’t you screaming?”
Yesterday, another person mentioned “you sure are taking this well!”
Well, what can you do? First of all, I am super blessed in life. I have access to resources that many people don’t. Ultimately everything will be OK. I have my family and friends to support me. It was really hard telling my family, I don’t want them to be scared or worried.
It left me a little distracted at work today, which is inexcusable to me. So I am hoping that mind dumping/blogging about things can help keep me more focused. And not wake me up at 3 AM.
SO! Let me tell yah – life is NEVER truly boring. And just when you are hoping it will be, bam! Right in tha kissa!
*Being humorous does not get me dates.
**The god awful Percocet. Side effects include depression and suicide. I am not kidding. I had this exact reaction to the drug myself after getting some wisdom teeth pulled and taking it as a pain killer.