What I do on Saturdays//Study #vscocam #portfoliocoffeehouse #portfolio #lbc #longbeach #socal #ca #msw (at Portfolio Coffee House)
Although I always have work over the weekend, it is very nice to dictate my own schedule than going to work, internship, or school. It was an extremely gloomy day in Long Beach apart from the little spots of sun that would leak through.
I spent the majority of my afternoon and night in a coffee shop called Portfolio Coffeehouse on 4th and Cherry St.. I have to say, this place is a great experience on a Saturday. In between people-watching, listening to inspiring coffee shop playlist on iTunes, and cranking out homework, I got to enjoy my Saturday. I’ll be sure to photograph the place next time I go. Perhaps I’ll go tomorrow..we shall see. Their Mexican Mocha was tasty.
As stated before, I sprained my ankle about a week ago on a hike near the beach. This was the first time I have ever had a physical injury that debilitated me in such a way. Being told by a physician to lay in bed all week, without going to school, internship, or work, you can imagine was difficult.
Living in a beach city can be depressing at times. I would hear the birds, horns from the boats, and life outside my window. All the while I laid in bed sleeping out of boredom or becoming a certifiable news sources by being on flipboard 24/7, as my boyfriend pointed out.
Yes, I tried to walk without crutches and that did not go smoothly. Also, first time ever on crutches and I was not even given training! (Do they even do that?) The image of me being on crutches and needing assistance was a hard blow. I did not enjoy changing my routine for an injury that I did not deem was too bad, at least in the beginning.
Ah…yes. It is so lovely to have technology, long naps, and magazines at my disposal for an entire week. No. I am not the type of person that enjoys to lounge about during the week. An ankle sprained is so much more than an injury. I had lost my ability to function, sustain myself, and was defenseless until my injury healed. You learn more and more about yourself each day and with this leg, I learned a great deal.
My guilty pleasure: nail polish + scarves. That’s all I need in life. Oh, and some good food and company!
Anonymous asked: How did you sprain your ankle... how bad is it... are you on crutches??
I went hiking this past weekend. As I was walking, a rock underneath my shoe shifted and my ankle went along with it. It’s pretty bad. My leg and foot are swollen, I have been held captive in my apartment, and yes, I’m on crutches.
Why are you anonymous?
One of my most favorite places to eat in Austin. This was taken in the heart of downtown just a block away from Lady Bird Lake.
Unfortunately, I’m not even able to walk right now since I had sprained my ankle. My entire day has consisted of me just being at home sleep or bored. It’s very troubling to realize how much a leg means to me when I don’t have the ability to use it right now. This injury has made me frustrated, annoyed, and baffled when I think about individuals that I work with who have gone through injuries related to their legs.
Hopefully I will continue to update this blog. I have been pretty busy these past few months without enough time to spare for this hobby. We shall see.
Having a sprained ankle is no joke. At least I get to sleep in…nah. I’m bored!