Today is my day off, I get up from the bed before 11am. Not really what I was planning to do the night before as I plan to wake up at 8am. But I told myself, I shouldn’t be too harsh on myself because it’s my day off, I allowed myself to snooze for another 2 hours. But there’s another side of me that wants this day to be productive that’s why I was aiming to get up at 8am. Next time, I’ll try to sleep early so that I can wake up early on my day off.
I was excited to wake up because I want to prepare an English breakfast. Having the braces for 9 months now, there were many food that I was not able to eat and those are the hard textured fried and crispy chicken and pork, etc. Since it’s my day off, I plan to eat my most favourite meal of the day and take time to eat without rushing. And this is what I cooked. Personally, I love English breakfast. From time to time, I indulge myself to this. However, when I have work my breakfast is either porridge with banana, peanut butter, honey and milk with coffee, or avocado in toast with coffee.
After eating my branch (breakfast / lunch) at 12.00, I read a book about baking and I thought why did I stop learning and trying to bake. When I was reading the book, I realised the ingredients aren’t a lot and most of them I have already. There’s the sponge cake with fresh fruits that I’ve been planning to bake eversince and I found it on the book and it doesn’t look hard to make. I think I should try to bake again and take advantage of the oven in our kitchen.
I have a scheduled training in the afternoon from 15.00 to 16.00 about Clinical Fire Safety which is a yearly training conducted to refresh us employees on how we can prevent fire in the workplace and home as well and what to do in case of fire. It’s a very helpful training as it gives us clear instructions on what to do and the importance of fire doors and compartmentalizing the fire to prevent the fire to spread.
After the training in the Education Centre, I headed to Stenhouse library (the library in our hospital) and returned the book that I borrowed weeks before. The title of the book is “Less is More” by Dominique Bertolucci. This is one of my favourite books that I borrowed from the hospital’s library which is in the Mental health and Well being section. Our hospital nourishes our mental health and well being by creating a section of this in the library and by offering workshops. The book displays a quote about a principle or a way to live a simple life on the left page and gives a short description about that on the right page. One of the points I like is about decluttering and getting rid of the things that doesn’t give us joy. Following this does not only clears the space of unwanted things but it also clears our mind. I really love this book and how the author discussed that we don’t really need a lot of things in life to be happy.
After the training, I just stayed at home and washed the uniform that I will be wearing for tomorrow’s shift. I rested, printed pictures of the places and countries that I visited and compiled them in my photo album. I feel so blessed to be given this opportunity, to be contented with myself and my life and for the relationship that I have with the Lord, which is the greatest blessing I had at the start of 2019.
This is me cozying in my most favourite place in the world, my room. I can stay here for days and not get bored.