Daily Prompt: Back to Life

After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?

What’s the one thing that I do to feel human again? I usually get back to doing the things that I love. There really isn’t just one thing for me. What I normally do after a long drive or flight is either write about my trip and recent experiences or look at the photos that I’ve taken as I am constantly taking photographs of everything, everywhere I go :). Now if it’s after a grueling week at work, I start my weekend by going out to dinner at one of my favorite restaurants and order my favorite food then watch a movie after, preferably comedy or romantic comedy. I really don’t want to watch a stressful movie after I’ve had a long week at work. Then the next day, I’d go a short road trip somewhere  nearby as long as it’s less than a three-hour drive. I always find myself wandering in LA (Los Angeles) for short road trips :). There’s so much to do there and so much to see. It never gets old. There’s always something interesting in LA and it’s vicinity. How about after a mind-numbing exam period? Back in high school and college having my favorite food is what makes me feel human again :D. I eat to my heart’s content since I couldn’t eat much while prepping for the exams because my focus was on studying. Actually, I was like that even when doing homework especially in college when I had a programming class. I seriously spend countless hours debugging them C++ codes and didn’t even realize that I have not eaten dinner or that I have been staring at my laptop for eight hours. Those were crazy days but I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. I actually miss doing that. There is something about figuring out what the syntax error is and seeing the code that you wrote come to life and do what you actually intend for it to do. It’s an amazing feeling because you feel accomplished and that’s just from doing homework. I can imagine how it is in the real world. When I think about that sometimes I wish I never switched majors. Ah, but oh well, things happen for a reason  and the decisions I made then was the best for me :).

Everyone is different. We have different choices and preferences in life. But I think what makes us all feel human again is when we are doing something that we love. Something that we truly enjoy. You don’t necessarily have to spend money for it but you owe it to yourself to do something nice for YOU and that includes doing something nice for others as well. Because there is no joy to equal that of seeing somebody happy because of something that you did for them, be it big or small. 🙂


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