School Surprises

Before I tell you about my first day back to school, I just wanted to thank all of you who responded and answered my survey. It may only take a couple minutes, but every entry means a lot to me. I will leave the survey open for a couple more days just in case you haven’t had a chance to respond and still want to.

Have you ever been super stressed about something?  So stressed that you worry about it for so long that it becomes a lot bigger deal than it actually is? It’s just a part of human nature I guess. However, that is exactly how I would describe my dread about going back to school today. As you may know, today was my first day of my sophomore year of high school. I had been bullied quite a bit last year and I was really worried about it over the Summer, blowing it up in my head to be a bigger and bigger deal each day. However, when I got there, it was okay.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, I would much rather be swimming or at the movies, or just blissfully doing nothing for another week or two of summer vacation, but it wasn’t the nightmare I was making it out in my head to be. I was reflecting over this, and then I realized that this also describes my worry over allergies.

I worry about my allergies a lot. It’s natural, and I would even say it’s good to have a healthy amount of worry about it so I can stay safe. However, I am trying to focus on the “healthy” in healthy amount of worry. I used to worry an absurd amount. I was afraid to do anything, touch anything, even go outside. However, I realized that I was just letting my life go to waste.

It is good to be careful when it comes to your allergies, but if you worry too much, then you can’t enjoy yourself. It got to the point where I was developing OCD due to the crazy high amounts of stress I was putting on myself. My point is listen to your allergist, carry your rescue medication, always check the food you eat, but try not to spend all your time worrying like I used to. Don’t let your allergies win. Your allergies don’t keep you from doing anything. You do.

Until next time!


2 thoughts on “School Surprises

  1. Wow, Gary! We are impressed! We always knew you were destined for greatness & here it is!😊 It is wonderful to know how many kids you are helping Go Gary!😍

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