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April Fool’s Day: 4/1

by Apr 5, 2024

I can remember when I was young this used to be a day of fun and joking around. I don’t know if kids still observe this holiday. My kids did when they were little, and I can remember them screaming, “April Fools’,” and most of the time the joke wasn’t funny, but their joy and laughter made me laugh. I don’t know about you, but everything seems so heavy and serious lately. There are times when I am trying to relax and watch a movie and I begin to feel anxiety about relaxing and watching a movie!

Is it only me who has a hard time just being? Not in a self-enlightening way, but just goofing around, daydreaming or talking about nothingness with a friend. I don’t know if it is because I am in school or not, but I can remember the days before I was at NUHS, and I was rather serious all the time. Where does one find joy in tumultuous times or the daily grind? When you have a tight schedule and numerous items on your to-do list, is it appropriate to decline your duties? If we do say nope, will we be gripped with anxiety and fear of getting off schedule?

Today I am not going to take myself, or my laundry lists of items and things I need to take care of too seriously. Having fun is a lost art in my life. I am not sure when I lost it, but I am determined to get it back! My fun or happiness should not be tied to grades, money or other things that society deems important. Life will keep life-ing and for me the call of the hour is to let go and have some much deserved fun and laughter.

Who’s with me??? At least for today let’s all have some fun

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Monique Carter

Monique Carter

My name is Monique Carter and I am a student in National University's AOM program. I chose this program because the basic tenets of Chinese Acupuncture and Herbs align with a holistic healing process that is steeped in years of tradition and research. I anticipate that learning these skills and applying this knowledge will allow me to help many in need. Starting this journey at the age of 49 has been humbling as well as life-changing, I am excited and grateful!


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