This will be a fairly short blog, because I work in the Hoboken, N.J., office, which is in or pretty close to the projected path of Hurricane Sandy, and area emergency officials have pretty much given folks like me a couple of free work-at-home days.
For me, Sandy is still at the stage where it’s affecting the lives of other people, not really directly affecting my block, so, honestly, I want to play hooky and go sit in a cafe and surf the Internet while drinking caffeinated beverages that probably will decrease my level of wellness.
- A looming natural disaster is a great mind clarifier. I don’t really need multiple hands for my opinions today. My opinion is: I’m happy for the work-at-home days, but I really don’t like the idea of a hurricane possibly coming nearby.
- A looming natural disaster is also a great wellness coach.
I was in the drug store, buying essential hurricane preparedness supplies, such as candy bars (OK: maybe natural disasters aren’t great for dietary discipline motivation, although I got the candy bars for others, not for myself; I got low-carb breakfast bars for myself), when I noticed that the drug store offered vaccinations. It hit me that, if the apocalypse might be coming, maybe one good thing to have in the post-apocalyptic world would be a current tetanus booster. (I got my last one when my daughter was born, 10 years ago.) So: I got a tetanus shot! Yay, wellness.