Not that I want to deny it. But yes, I am getting older ... and as one crosses the bridge to the big four-oh ... a lot of things starts to happen. Of course, my hair has been greying. I used to be very bothered by that but now I just accept that it is part and parcel of getting older. In addition to that, my eyesight has been affected too. I am now short sighted and will soon go and get myself a pair of reading glasses. I cannot read too long as it is. And I get a massive headache from the straining to read.
My body too is now telling me to slow down and not push myself too much. I sprained my ankle on 5th July. It is now 17th September. More than two months have passed and my ankle is still slightly swollen and it is weak. I feel the pain when I flex and point my toes. I resprained my ankle a few weeks back when I stepped on uneven ground. So my ankle is giving me problems. I cannot wear high heels without feeling the strain on the ankle. I need afternoon naps more often now. When I get home from school, I am so tired that I just need to plonk down on my bed and take a nap. Sometimes the nap can last as long as 2 hours!!! But then I don't sleep very much at night. Not the recommended amount of sleep anyway. So ... yes, my body is telling me to really learn to slow down. Perhaps it is time for me to learn to relax and take things easy and try to not do everything by myself.
A resolution for myself for this 10 day Hari Raya break will be to really relax and spend time for myself, as well as for the family. Hmmmm a good time to go for a Thai massage ... there is that coupon I was given some weeks ago. Yeah, a good time to go for it. And a good time for a hiatus too. Perhaps.