5 Minutes of "Not So" Fabulous: What I Learned From Having Food Poisoning & Getting Hi

My precious loves,

I will keep this week's post short & sweet. Without indulging you in all the gory details, I had a mean case of food poisoning and got hit by a car while out on a morning stroll. Yes, this all happened within one week, and I am still here, I'm physically strong, still emotionally weak, and am extremely grateful to be able to tell you what I learned over this last week. 

Life is precious.

If you desire something go after it and go after it with all your heart and soul.

Our bodies are perfect. They are self-healing, incredible, miraculous specimens. When you realize that life is truly a gift and can be taken from you at any minute, you don't really give a fuck if you are a size 2 or weigh your goal weight.

Kind strangers exist. Not everyone is an asshole or out to hurt you. When I was in the middle of a busy intersection on the ground, at least five different beautiful souls came to my aid. Various people called the police and the ambulance. Strangers held my hands, rubbed my back, and told me that everything was going to be ok.

Life is right in front of us, not on our phones. This song from one of my favorite musicals, "Bye Bye Birdie" reminds me of that. 

Make a list of all the places you want to go and see. Be bold and make a plan to get it on your calendar. 

Our errands can wait.

Instead of being a morning crank (which by the way is my speciality) upon waking, thank the universe for another beautiful day. Or if that doesn't feel authentic to you, try dancing in the morning.

When paying your bills, thank your creditors because they assume you are affluent enough to give you the product or service in the first place. Right before I went out for my morning walk I paid off a big chunk of my student loans and paid a credit card bill. I was in a nasty mood and feeling annoyed rather than having an attitude of gratitude for the prosperity in my life. 

You are not a victim unless you want to be. We all have the free will to look at a shitty or painful situation and decide if we want it to disempower or empower our lives. I can say to you today that I survived some terrible diarrhea and decided to recognize how strong, resilient, and beautiful my body is. I can also say that I got hit by a car and it was the biggest wake-up call of my life. You get to decide. 

Sending you all my love and a reminder to smell the roses,


Nina Daisy 

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