It’s 7:27 PM on Tuesday, the 1st of May, 2021 which is the first day of pride month. 

I’m on my bed, down with allergies. It sucks cause this is how it works; I was exposed to change of weather, cold, and dust so now everything I touch that’s cold causes a flare-up. 

So, I have to bathe with warm water, drink warm water, can’t put on the AC/fan, lock my windows while I’m sweating in my big shirt because this is how to minimize the side effects I’m feeling. 

My throat hurts and some part swollen, my nose keeps running and my head hurts because of the pain. 

I don’t want to talk about just my pain here today, but I wanted to. Sharing makes me feel better. 

I think I have a grip on sharing, but an average person might call me an over-sharer. 

Anyways, I had work planned for today and I could not bring myself to concentrate to do it. Too much pain and discomfort and did I tell you how much I hate the heat? 

Sweating and drinking hot water does not seem to make sense but it’s what works and with time I learn how to manage this better. 

So basically, my lesson with this is. 

  1. Don’t procrastinate, if you can do something now. Why wait till tomorrow. I know it’s easier said than done but I’ll remind you anyway. 
  2. Don’t stretch your limit – it’s been a long time since I’ve had a bad allergy phase like this. I stopped being careful and doing the little things that help keep it at bay. See where that brought me. 
  3. Sometimes people won’t understand your pain. Almost every time, they don’t understand your pain so won’t approve of how you deal with it. It’s fine, it’s not their life anyway. 

Now that I think about it, I don’t know if the last lesson works but 3 is a cool number so we will go with that. 

I miss blogging about random things. So Funke’s diary is a new category where I just share what’s happening with me and pick up lessons from it. Sometimes also just rant because I can. 

See you next time, who knows? Might be tomorrow or next week. 

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Time to go drink hot water and console me with a good movie/anime. 

Happy pride month my queer babies. 

Take up space, you are worthy. 

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By Olotu Funke

Olotu Funke is a baddie keen on existing fully, documenting her journey with Skin Positivity, Mental Health, Personal Style, and the Life in between.

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