Things are just…different

18 Jul

In case you’re wondering, yes, I am a fan of ellipses and you will be seeing them often on this blog. I apologize if that’s annoying, but I find them to be quite useful to convey my tone. However, I do plan on leaving emoticons out of this.

Tomorrow is my half birthday (no I do not celebrate that, but yes, I used to), and I’ve decided to do some reflecting. Over the last year, I have noticed that I do things differently, live my life in a slightly new way. I don’t stay out late Thursday through Saturday night consecutively anymore, don’t go salsa dancing ever, I don’t drink more than two drinks in one night, and I sleep eight hours every night. And when I stray from this path, my body punishes me for it.

Like this weekend. I went out with friends on Friday night and had a fabulous time (I should’ve taken video…there are no words to explain some of the people we met), and then went from a late brunch with my parents, Chris, and his mom. And because I couldn’t just sleep in and do nothing the next day, that night I had to stay home because I had a headache, was sweating all over, and couldn’t sit up straight. I weeded my garden for half an hour and thought I was going to pass out.

So, is this what I have to look forward to in the coming decades? Or do I have lupus? I think I have lupus. A 26-year-old should be able to stay out until 2 and be able to function the next day, right?


2 Responses to “Things are just…different”

  1. Mark July 19, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    It could just be that if you haven’t been out very much lately, then you’ve simply lost your tolerance for it?

    There’s a lot more to lupus than just feeling tired. Do you have pain/swelling in any joints or muscle pain? Are you more sensitive to sun than you used to be?

    Check out and see if any of those symptoms listed fit for you.

  2. jsophia July 21, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    Mark, the only chronic ailment I suffer from is hypochondria…at least that I know of.

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