My internship days have been long and depleting. The fluorescent lights in the building making me forget the time of day, to eat, and hydrate. I’ve struggled with self-care, and had to work even harder to make the space to care for myself.
On my commute home last night from a 10 hour shift, and no real lunch break, I had to get off the train to pick up some fuel. With every heavy footstep reminding myself that the end is near. I was parched and light headed, and felt like I couldn’t make it home. I popped into Liquiteria ordered the hangover cure.
My senses were immediately heightened with my first sip. I felt giddy at the taste of papaya, coconut, and honey. I smiled as I walked back to the train. The simplicity of caring for my body gave me goosebumps.
Waheed’s work, a beautiful reminder, that we are not defined by our circumstances.
Prompt # 9
Write about the ways in which you care for your body. It could be the rituals you perform when you wake or prior to sleeping, baths, foods, or exercise.