In the Gregorian calendar, May 18th is the 138th day with only 227 remaining days before the new year starts. This date is also likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday versus the weekends and its likelihood to fall on either a Tuesday or a Thursday is slightly less.
At least that’s what Wikipedia says.
18th May was also the day when:
Apollo 10 was launched (1969)
Mount St Helens erupted in Washington (1980)
An American singer-songwriter and guitarist Jack Johnson was born (1975)
It fell on a Thursday today
Those amongst other things.
Perhaps the lesser known fact was that 18th of May (2016) also happened to be the day we left Bangkok for good and made our way to the Netherlands. It was a Wednesday.
It was the day we tearfully bid farewell to everything we knew about life in Thailand. It was the day we said our last goodbye, leaving behind the familiarity of life as well as an empty shell of an apartment in which we were living in for a good 6.5 years.
That was it. We have not look back.
11 hours flight later with 2 kids, 3 cats, 7 suitcases and a nasty eye infection in tow, we landed at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands at about 6.45pm. We were greeted by Dutch hugs and kisses from Silver Bullet’s family, his family friends and his good friend.
It marked a beginning of an end. A fresh beginning to start life anew. A new life experience as we decidedly soak up our feet into the unknown. It was sometime this year right about this exact hour.
Oh what a year it has been! What crazy, crazy year and what chaotic time this has been. Not only for me, but for all of us as we try to ease into a new life, the language, the weather and trying to make some sense out of the new routine we have.
This transition has not been easy. It took a toll on me physically, emotionally, mentally and as much as I try not to let it affect my mental state, some days it just does. Ironically, today I am also just about recovering from a newly-minted eye infection in both my eyes.
It came back to haunt me about a week ago and this time, I got it from my son. It was also a funny coincidence that this happened at almost the same time I caught the infection from Spud prior to our move last year. I’d say up to the day!
Fortunately, it was not half as bad as I had it before. But still as annoying. I just don’t understand why. The groundhog timing is just too creepy. I mean, what the hell?!
I blame it on the weather. And the full moon. Of course it’s the moon!
Seems like the immunity in my body has been down. Not only did I get Squirt’s eye infection, I also developed a bit of a skin condition in the last few months. Just 3 weeks ago, my whole head broke out in bad acne, causing my whole face to swell up.
The diagnose for that was bacterial infection. As with my eyes.
The GPs seem to think I”m super stressed and not getting enough rest. For that reason alone, I’m very much vulnerable and susceptible to get sick. Excuse me? Me? Stressed? Lack of sleep, long commute, the rush to the daycare, toxic workplace, chores…how are all that stressful?
That could never, ever be. I mean… I’m NOT stressed. Never ever. At.All. Honest.
A year on out of Bangkok and we are still adjusting. I reckon the adjustments will last a little while more especially since my hormones seem to be out of whack. My face is looking like I’m undergoing puberty once again. On the other hand, it can’t be early menopause can it?
At this point in time, all I can do is hope that things could only get better from here. It has to. After all, it’s 18th May once again.
18th May in a different year; marking the day of reckoning in pursuit of building a new history with a fulfilling life story.
Let today be the day where we rid if any negative energy harming our way. Go. Shoooo! I mean the negative energy. Not you reading this. You stay just where you are. Right on this blog then just start clicking around. I really would appreciate that.
And thank you for staying and hearing my roooaaaarrrrrrrrr! rant. OK. Rant over.