Despite all my brussels sprouts consumption and rest yesterday, I woke up this morning feeling worse. It seems the old sinus infection has reared it’s ugly head yet again.
I took action and called my doctor to try to get some medication this morning. I will be out of town the rest of the week for work, and dealing with ear infections, mucus and a cough while mingling with people and driving six hours there and back with my supervisor sounds less than enjoyable.
I had planned to write a thought-provoking post about guilt this morning, but that sounds too tedious. Instead, I want to dedicate this post to my friend Victoria – or Vicky D as she’s known on the internets – because it’s her birthday!!
Victoria was actually one of the first real-life people I told about the blog, and she’s been a faithful reader ever since. She always has kind things to say about what I write, which makes me love her even more. Flattery is definitely the way to my heart.
I’ve been friends with Victoria ever since my sophomore year of college when I worked as photographer at our school’s newspaper.
We originally bonded over some inappropriate shared interests, and after that she ignored my slight shyness/awkwardness by always talking to me in the newsroom and asking me to have lunch with her.
We always had at least one class together each semester, and worked closely at the newspaper.
She was driven and motivated, which I found very inspiring. I was kind of a lost soul academically in college, but that’s another post for another time.
With her leading the way, we won some sort of journalistic award for one of the stories we wrote together (you can tell how much journalism meant to me, since I can’t even tell you what the award was for… oops) and I’m pretty sure she single-handedly aided me in passing our TV news class my senior year.
I certainly owe her a lot!
After college she went on to get a fabulous job in PR and is almost finished with her MBA. I’d kind of like to be her when I grow up.
More than just being successful, she’s a great friend and listener and is always willing to put in the work to make sure we stay close even though we no longer live close to each other. I love that about her.
Happy Birthday Vicky! I hope you have a fabulous day!