Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

April 28, 2016

Under the Weather...

     I always thought that my views during my final week of college would look something like my views during a normal week, but just more condensed and busier. The week as I pictured it would be filled with some of my usual commitments: work, school, blogging, time with friends, etc. But things would be a bit more structured: time with friends might be more treasured as it is the end of the year and soon I would be parting ways with some of the dearest people in my life, I would also have to make time each day for moving boxes and suitcases from my dorm room to my new apartment, and the school portion of my week would be a bit more stressful than usual, as it would involve studying for my last exams and projects of undergrad ever.

     But I never pictured the views for my last week of college to look like the picture above. I didn't predict an ER visit, bed rest, or most importantly, a concussion. I didn't know very much about concussions before I had one, as this is my first, but I have quickly learned that recovery is something that cannot be forced, despite the current timeline of your life.

     I will be taking a break from further blogging until Monday, May 9th. My college's graduation ceremony is on Saturday, May 7th, and my current focus is recovering enough to be well for graduation, to finish my exams and projects for school, and to be physically well enough to move into my apartment! Something else that I didn't know about concussions prior to having one is that time spent on the computer or any electronic devices is terrible for recovery, so the less that I do in regards to blogging right now, the better.

     I would appreciate any prayers or good thoughts in the meantime, and I will certainly miss blogging a lot in the next week and a half. Taking a break from something you love is never fun, especially for a reason like this. I hope to return to Southern Belle in Training soon though feeling refreshed both physically, and also refreshed as a blogger, with lots of ideas for new content!

      (The wall art in my gallery wall from the picture above is linked below!)

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. Get better soon! You'll be in my prayers!
    XO Alyson |

  2. Oh poor you. Get well soon!
    I had a concussion while in the US three years ago (Canoe hit me on the head). I could not recover because my camp needed me as a lifeguard otherwise no waterfront for the kids. So I was sick for weeks and when I finally was feeling normal again, I got another one because I hadn't recovered properly. So take care of yourself!

  3. Sending up prayers for healing and recovery! PLEASE let me know if you need anything!

    How 2 Wear It []

  4. I just want to give you a hug! I hope you have a quick recovery and feel better soon! Sending good vibes your way pretty girl!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  5. Oh my goodness you poor thing! I'm so sorry your final week had some unexpected health issues. Rest lots and feel better! Thinking happy thoughts for you <3

  6. Oh my goodness, I hope you feel better soon sweet A! I'll be praying for you :)


  7. I'll be praying for you, girl! Get better soon!

  8. Sending my love and prayers. Feel better soon and enjoy graduation!

  9. I'm thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way.

  10. Get well soon! Best wishes on your graduation and your move!



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