Choosing Figs | Neurotic as Hell | A Travel, Lifestyle, and Life List Blog

I debated what I should write here.

So I debated what I should write here.

On one hand it seems weird to write certain things in a blog.

On another hand it seems silly to keep writing all my usual bloggering without mentioning such things.


My dad had a heart attack on Friday. They did an angioplasty and he’s still in the hospital until Monday or Tuesday. He’ll have to go back in a few weeks to get heart surgery. They also found that he has Diabetes. I think he is doing fine and will probably be better so long as he takes better care of himself. We’ll see where things go.

I’m doing OK but it’s just kind of weird.

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Hi, I'm Val. I spent most of my 20s in a standstill, unable to pick which path in life I wanted to take. I wanted the nomadic life of a traveler but also wanted the husband, the condo, and the kitten. Unable to decide which life I wanted more, I did nothing. When I turned 30 I’d had enough of putting my life on hold and decided to start “choosing my figs.” So, I quit my job, bought a one-way ticket to Europe, and traveled for three years. Now I'm back in Chicago, decorating my apartment in all the teal, petting my cats, and planning my next adventure.

  • Chris
    May 7, 2007at8:15 am

    I too find it hard to blog about real/sad/real sad stuff in my blog, which is normally full of ridiculous adventures with friends or reviews of TV shows. I find it even worse on LJ when it demands an icon, and sometimes the big green tyranosaurus is well…innapropriate.
    But I feel a blog is an expression of the things you are thinking about, the things that are important to you and the things you want to share with everyone. So if you chose not to share, that would have been the right thing; in choosing to share this personal information with us…that’s the right thing too!
    Good to hear your father is ok and recovering. He gets a chance to turn his eating habits around and move forward and will with any luck make a complete recovery and be even healthier for a long long time.

  • Rob Montague
    May 7, 2007at8:30 am

    Val, I’m so sorry to hear this. I hope the surgery goes well. If you need anything, let me know. I’m glad he’s doing ok and is getting better.
    Thanks for sharing it with us. Again, if you need anything, call me.

  • Jen
    May 7, 2007at10:30 am

    Hey I hope your dad gets feeling better quickly. Much love to you and your family from me.

  • heather
    May 7, 2007at5:37 pm

    tell your dad “get well soon from my friend you have never met”.

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