Western MA, USA – Donating blood on a whim with a co-worker yesterday afternoon was the “last straw” for A., who is currently working and going to school full-time, studying for Sate teaching licensure tests, and volunteering at a local school.
The realization hit her as she lay dizzily on the Red Cross cot, a cold, wet towel draped across her forehead to prevent her from almost fainting yet again. As she stared up at the ceiling it occurred to her that his might not have been the best thing to do after the busiest week of the year at work, and just hours before she had to drive to a 4-hour evening class.
The realization that she is not “wonder woman,” fueled in part by her typical “Tauras-bull-like” stubborness, has caused A. to rethink her commitments and how she chooses to spend her time and take care of herself.
But as Friday afternoon of the “week from hell” rolled around, A. received a surprising call from a flower-delivery person, and received a basket of gorgeous flowers and a sweet card from her dear wife. A. decided to take Monday off from work to spend with said wife, and to not give blood again for a very, very long time.
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