All posts tagged: hospital

The story of how I got glandular fever in New Zealand

After a good night (and day) of sleep I’ve gathered all my superpowers for a long post – so here’s the story: August has an incredibly busy month up at Cardrona Alpine Resort where I work. Busy to an extent that probably nobody really expected so our team was slightly short on instructors. Sooner or later everybody had to sacrifice their days off and while everybody was clever enough to make good use of their rare days off by just sleeping all day or getting fit again I decided to put even more training and activities in. So it happened that I went on a three-day Teaching Kids Certification Course at Coronet Peak (one of the ski fields in Queenstown), met up with friends, went on road trips or had the fabulous idea of volunteering at the Winter Games. Plus, my sore tooth was giving me a hard time and sucked all my good powers out of me. Looking back now it seems so obvious that this couldn’t have gone alright in the long run …

The art of sleeping – or how I ended up in hospital…

Phew, has it seriously been one month since I last posted? I must have seemed like swallowed up by earth to most of you but – in my defense – apart from being quite busy at work and with social life I was mostly busy with being sick and asleep. Big style sick. Hospital-like sick. And literally asleep around the clock. The good news is I am on the road of recovery and feeling better everyday – time to update you guys on life in New Zealand! What happened during the last couple of weeks? What got me so sick? Why was I working so much? Is it worth it to sacrifice your health and balance for work? And why do I still keep falling asleep now? Many stories to be told – but first it’s time for some more sleep… and when I rise tomorrow I’ll prepare you a big style update from life in New Zealand – and hospital. Have a fantastic weekend everyone!