Day 1: The Mysterious Croissant Illness

Day 1: Unknown Illness

So, it is currently 10:40 pm. Well, 10:43…since my document processer decided to be extremely slow tonight. It’s always the times you’re dying to write something that technology decides to malfunction.

Anyways, I’ve been sick as a dog. For the past four days.

I don’t know what happened, or why, but in this country (for some reason) the media announced the flu season had started before Autumn officially had. On Reddit, the NYC sub was talking about an airborne viral bronchitis strain going around making people sick.

I get a free bakery item or pastry email from Panera, and decide on a chocolate croissant.

The next day, I am out of my mind sick.

And it’s not even like a typical cold, achy body, generally feeling terribly sick.

The first night, it was just a stuffy nose. The second night, it was a stuffy nose, a sore throat, and nasal drip. The third night all of those things and clogged ears, along with chest pains. Now tonight, I am suffering the remnants of what seemed like an oncoming migraine.

I used to get those a lot over the summer when the weather was particularly humid. Today (go figure) the weather was humid and it was near 75° degrees. Tomorrow will be 90°F, and unfortunately I will be out most of the day. Tonight I was supposed to go to a networking event I paid for two months ago that has a no refund policy, so this mysterious airborne illness is cutting into a many of my plans and tomorrow I am wearing my convention face mask out to the stores – social stigma be damned.

I do not want to get any sicker than I am now. I refuse to die from some flu or any other weak nonsense illness this country always has. I just refuse to go out like that.

I could totally see if I didn’t take vitamins every day, wash my hands every five seconds, eat healthy foods and practice good hygiene tips and then got sick…but that is not the case. I haven’t been sick like this in at least two years…but I step outside the house, eat a croissant, try on some clothes at the mall and now I’m mysteriously ill?

This current situation is a horror story right here – but my complaining aside, I have a point I eventually will make.

Last month on Instagram, I found an account that talks about journals. They are having a #30daychallenge for Halloween and I thought it would be fun to do a 30 day or 31 day challenge but instead for reviews, stories, and creepy content.

My annoyance comes in that I have been prepping bits and pieces of content and securing material to watch and review, along with sources I’d like to tie into these things.

I had something planned I wanted to release yesterday, but I was too sick to type it up.

(I handwrite most of my articles and then type it into a word document processor – I have a strong distrust of technology sometimes and can grasp my thoughts better by writing it out the old fashioned way.)

Because of that, I was going to post it today but the borderline migraine knocked me out of commission for most of the day. After finally drinking a ton of liquids and pushing the pound of medicinal herbs (mainly Echinacea) and regular medicine through my system, I have a second wind tonight…at now 10:55 pm.

So, this will be my first post in the challenge. Think of it as an Introduction Day of sorts. Tomorrow will most likely either be what I meant to post yesterday or what I originally planned on posting to start out – I’ll work it out as I go along.

I couldn’t go to bed without at least attempting something. I literally could not rest because this challenge is all I thought about and I have such a strong drive to see it through, so let’s see how it goes ☺.

I don’t even know if I want to go with the 30 days of Halloween or 31 days of October or 31 days of Halloween…because the content is creepy but it doesn’t have much to do with Samhain. It’s more psychological…because that is what scares me. Like airborne mystery diseases…haha.

Anyways, let’s see if I can pull this off.

Is anyone else taking a challenge this month of October?

☆ In Asian Spaces

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Author: In Asian Spaces

I write in my personal time and I haven't published much at all. I don't know if that qualifies me as a writer or not, but I'd like to change that. I have a deep passion for travel, cinema and (mainly) East Asian things, but I plan on writing various things to keep it spicy. Let's prosper together ~ よろしくおねがいします。

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