10.16.18

I had a doctor’s appointment this morning. I’d known I needed to make it and finally I did, but then I left town and I did other things and I got distracted. It was a bit of a mad rush to make it there on time, but I did and I was reminded that I really like my family doctor. It probably helps that she’s the first one I’ve been able to secure in more than twenty years (oh boy, do I challenge those people who make out like the Canadian medical system is perfect!) but she seems genuinely pleasant and caring and she always supports my ideas, preferences and any referrals I request.

So, I may have been slightly mentally prepared to see my doctor this morning, but I wasn’t prepared for the in office testing – I’d expected an in and out affair – and I really wasn’t prepared for the blood work. This involved a cross-town trek which first involved a cross-town trek in the other direction so that I could pick my transit card up at home.

(Note: I love that my phone autocapitalizes affair thanks to THE Affair.)

All in all, it wasn’t that big a deal. I don’t get too rattled by last minute changes to plans and I’m not bothered by medical procedures. I was just slightly taken aback. In all, the twenty minute appointment I was expecting morphed into more like an hour and forty minutes including travel time.

When all was said and done, I stopped in at the Starbucks near my secret biomed lab that’s never busy and ordered a coffee. I looked around the coffee shop and into my bag and thought to myself, screw it. I was already late for work and I was feeling a bit out of touch with myself so I took out my book, sat down and spent twenty minutes reading before I started my commute to work.

It felt really good. It felt like self-care.

It was just a tiny thing and it was a small portion of my day, but it was what I wanted to do and it was a break from the must do list to clear my head and focus on me.


Remember when I told you about my super strong and beautiful friend Kelsey?

Well, she was thinking along the same lines today, though from a totally different angles.

This is how she captioned a post on Instagram today:

This is the full ass-kicking post. 💪🏻

Make sure you follow her on Instagram to witness her super inspiration first hand.

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