Another certainy of my life; along with death and taxes…
(WARNING! Graphic photos ahead)
As I walk along the university, I no longer smile at passing people. When friends greet me I keep my head bowed. It wasn’t until the classroom lights dimmed for a Powerpoint presentation that I dared to raise my head. The reason for my sudden moodiness? COLD SORES!
I first got them two years ago after blatantly ignoring my boyfriend’s warnings and kissing him although he had a sore. One week later, I was freaking out about what the public would think of the mini water balloons on my face. Ah, the ignorance of youth.
Now, I get cold sores twice a year. Naturally, this year’s appearance happened two days before my birthday. I remember admiring my reflection in the mirror on Friday and thinking, “Wow, thank goodness I haven’t gotten those annoying sores that affect the lives of lesser people.” Then BOOM! God pierces my heart with the humility arrow.
And this is how God struck me with humility…
In addition to the cold sores, early menstrual cramps, and preparing for two projects due the next day, my birthday went very well, thank you. Now, I can only hide in the comforts of my apartment and suck on this tea bag and hopefully those pesky dots from hell will return to its home.