Three Things Thursday: 4 January 2018

aka: The Health Edition

  1. As I sit here and write, I remember that on this day last year, I was in the hospital with bronchitis and acute asthma complications. I never wrote up that little adventure and I likely won’t now that a year has passed. Suffice to say, my asthma is under control and I’m thankful for the good doctor(s) I have found here in Doha.
  2. That said, I have another cold. It’s my first of 2018, but it’s my fifth since August 31, 2017–the date the kids and I arrived back in Doha after spending the latter half of the summer in the United States. I’ll need to be extra diligent with my meds and to keep it from affecting my asthma.
  3. One thing Two things I need to do for my physical and mental health are (load bearing) exercise and meditation. I’ve missed both and need more of each in my life.

Ten Years Later

It was my senior year of college. We had been engaged a month and classes had only been in session a few weeks.

Ten years later, that day seems like a dream, but I remember how events unfolded with amazing clarity. I know parts of my life–like living in Washington, DC–resulted fully from what happened that day.

I intend to spend today in mostly quiet meditation. A lot has happened in 10 years that would not have happened otherwise. I’ll leave it to the wonks and pundits to argue whether or not the world is a better place because of things that happened since.