The photo is definitely not my best, but we’ve made it another week in the pregnancy! My week changes on Wednesday. It has been a crazy week of not feeling well at all especially with the pain to my tailbone. I started to think about all the transitions in my life and what they taught me only to realize that college had provided me with at least 3 survival skills for this pregnancy.
1. Don’t Break the Seal
Okay so I realize that this one isn’t exactly something I can do right now since you’d run the risk of urinary tract infections, but I now REALLY understand the meaning of it. We all remember going to our first college party and having an older frat boy yell at us about not breaking the seal as we stand there with our legs crossed in line for the one bathroom in the house. I heard this a lot more times than the first time actually. The truth is though that once you start it is almost impossible to stop. This is why I stay as close to the bathroom as possible for most of my day! Thanks boys!
2. All Nighters
Remember those late nights that turned into early mornings as you were studying for midterms or finals? These are happening all over again. My best sleep happens in the hour before I really want to be up. I haven’t wanted to get up this week. I remember the groggy mornings of just pushing through. It’s easier to keep myself motivated, because I’ve had tons of experience with trucking along toward a goal. We all need to remember though that all nighters don’t necessarily mean a better grade or a better you.
3. To Sleep Anywhere
In college we needed to take cat naps in strange places, right? At least I know I did. I would lay my head on a book in the library to catch 15 minutes of zzz’s. This prepared me for the fact that I’m often exhausted when I’m not at home. I’ve been known to take a nap in the backseat of my car and trust me it’s always packed with a pillow and blanket. I also sometimes crawl into the chair in my husband’s office from time to time just to close my eyes. This kind of reminds me of crawling into that small patch of the bed that was clean!
What did college teach you about life? How did it prepare you for a life change?