#perspective 🙃 Life won’t always go as planned and I realise some of you know a lot about that!
Sometimes it’s really big stuff and other times they're pretty small things that are more of a frustrating inconvenience.
I wanted to post about my trip to New Zealand today but things didn’t go as planned so I’ll share this #travelfail instead!
Just before we flew out (6 hours to be precise), I ended up in emergency at the hospital.
Everything’s ok and the surgery isn’t huge but it did mean we missed our flight and I had to stay in hospital.
I was a bit sad about having to be there instead of in an aeroplane but as I tried to fall asleep, I knew that if a missed flight, an uncomfortable bed and some minor surgery were all I had to worry about that night, I pretty damn lucky.
Things have definitely improved from when I was in the largest intensive care unit in the southern hemisphere and my family was told, “Lisa is by far the sickest person here." My silver lining to all of this (apart from getting another very fashionable hospital ID band #sarcasm) is that the hospital café has my favourite coffee! #itsthelittlethings
Sometimes the little problems feel like big problems but nothing snaps me out of a bad mood (over little things) faster than a bit of perspective. As I mentioned to my surgeon, there were other patients who would quite happily swap my #firstworldproblems for their health concerns.
Hopefully we’ll still get across the ditch to #NewZealand and I can get stuck into the coffee over there! 😀