Sorry if I haven't been able to reply comments or update lately. I've been sick again in the past 2 days. Food poisoning from some food that I had back in Penang. Funny thing is that my whole family who had that same dinner was totally okay. I was the only one hit by food poisoning.
There used to be a time where I seldom got food poisoning or seldom got sick. I would get sick literally about twice a year, normally not more than that. These few recent years though have been really bad for me. In 2009 so far, I think I've been sick some 4 times. That's almost like once every 2 months!
I don't know what's wrong with me. My body resistance seems to be a lot weaker these days than it used to be. My mum attributes it to stress though. My mum says that she can see it in me sometimes. How my mind is often very occupied by work.
Princess sees it too. The other day we were lying around my room just talking when she turned to me and said "I miss you..."
I gave her a really confused look and at the point really started wondering that maybe men really were from Mars and women from Venus
"What do you mean? I'm here with you right now aren't I?"
"No... you're not. You're physically here but I know your mind is thinking about work. Why can't you just let it go for a while".
I crept closer to her then and cuddled her for a while
At that moment, I had defeated it. I had taken my mind off work for just a few minutes but I failed to keep that discipline any longer than that. Before I knew it I was thinking about work again.
I don't know how I got to be like this. When it first started off, I related it to passion. Passion about a company that I couldn't get my mind off. Now though I think it has grown from a passion to an obsession. I try to take it easy these days. Try not to stay in the office too late but I know it doesn't work.
I may leave the office at 7.00PM but I never fail to bring back my work with me. Maybe that's why I keep falling sick. Maybe it's because my mind is never at peace. I never just really sit down and relax for a few days and not think about work.
Not having the urge to check my e-mails or to call someone to make sure everything is ok. This is something that I think I eventually have to find in myself to get over. Ming on the other hand is good at drawing this line. He knows how to stop thinking about work when the time comes for him to relax.
I need to start to learn that too.
I remember a time when life was a lot simpler. When I had a lot less to think about and all I had to worry about was silly coursework,
exams at the end of the year and where we should all go for lunch next.
To think I was just a simple university student 5 years ago.
I can't complain about the life I have now. It turned out better than I thought it would be.
I do however reminisce on how simple life was back then... as a student.