How to double dog dare the Universe into teaching you a lesson:
1) Say out loud “I hardly ever get sick since I started getting the flu shot a couple years ago. Plus, I usually get enough sleep, take daily vitamins, and work out 6 times a week.”
2) Take a 3.5 hour train ride next to a man who coughs into his scarf repeatedly.
3) Stay with your best friend who is in the throes of a nasty cold.
4) Be coming off a month of stress from planning a massive fundraiser.
5) Try to relax.
And you know what happens? YOU GET SUPER YUCKY SICK.
I missed work Monday through Wednesday. I finally dragged my butt into the office yesterday, even put on some make up, but by the time I got home that night I was worse than ever. The cold had taken over my nose and so now I’m again home, on the couch, surrounded by kleenex and sucking down tea and medicine.
I get it Universe. I won’t be so cocky next time.