Can it really be October 25th? Sure is. While most of the world is preparing for Halloween/Samhain, our heroine is getting ready for NaNoWriMo. You, too, dear Reader? Well, imagine that.
I’ve done NaNo a few times now. Always, something has gone awry, usually with my health. The first two or three years, I gave in and admitted defeat when it happened. I don’t even count one year on my profile because I gave up on day three. I got into the habit of calling it my NaNo Curse. I find that amusing now. I almost look forward to my showdown with the NaNo Curse each year. It tests me and now my determination to beat it is strong.
It also makes for a particular shopping list. I’d be mad to expect health issues without preparing for them, right? Right. So I start with the basics: Nature’s Plus Source of Life vitamins, Vitamin C, Zinc and my usual extra minerals. They boost my immune system. (Why don’t I take them all the time? Hush, you. I know I should.) Ibuprofen and daytime colds medicine, just in case. I get my Ace bandages handy and pick up a bag of frozen peas. Seriously, peas. My orthopedic surgeon stocks them in his office, says they’re the best for icing injuries.
I’m a firm believer that the more prepared you are, the less you’ll require the preparation. My NaNo Curse health stuff has often been more serious than a simple cold or sprain. Still, by preparing this way, I have the “I’m all ready, Curse, and you’re going down” vibe nice and strong. Great attitude boost.
In fact, it helps it so much I’m thinking the NaNo Curse may skip this year.