O is for Outdoors

{My A to Z Challenge for 2013 has the cool theme of being chronically ill. It’s going to be fun, so stick around!}

O is for Outdoors
I really wasn’t sure what to write about for this letter. I thought of Oh my!, or perhaps Opinion, or maybe Ok. Yet when Mom saw the word ‘Outdoors‘ on my computer screen, she quickly affirmed that was the correct choice. “Outdoors fits you more than any of those other words!” was her point, “Even if it is what caused all of your problems in the first place.” Oh yeah, so that made sense. 
You see, back when I was a carefree child frolicking among the meadows, woods and hay fields with bare feet and short sleeves, I never dreamed that the enemy was out there waiting to attack. That a little monster was sulking around, wanting to attach herself to my fair (albeit freckled) skin and suck my lifeblood. 
See, ticks reside outside, and well, I also dwell in the same habitat much of the time. Therefore it wasn’t unusual at all to find a tick who was trying to make a home with (on) me. It didn’t used to bother me, it was just a part of live. Only, I didn’t realize at the time that at least one of those little varmints was going to change my life in a big way. 
Now, I am more careful and wary of ticks. That doesn’t mean I’m taking leave of my outdoor life though… Because well, that’s just not who I am. Are you more of an indoor or outdoor person?

8 thoughts on “O is for Outdoors

  1. Tangerine-Tane says:

    How did the varmint change your life? Lol, just curious. I absolutely love your blog, Aidyl! 🙂 I'm the fifth out of ten kids. I've read a few of your posts, and you are a GREAT writer!
    I'll be checking back.
    Tane ♥


  2. Anonymous says:

    LoL In a place so beautiful as fields and woods, you still can't get away from all that's bad. I am more of an outside person. I adore being outside, even if it's to do nothing but simply BE outside.



  3. Hilary Melton-Butcher says:

    Hi Aidyl – sorry about the lyme disease .. it sounds rather unpleasant .. so can quite understand you being much more aware of little critters.

    I love the great outdoors .. I'm not the best walker now – but still so appreciate being round and about … and living by the sea I have the added advantage of the best of three worlds .. indoors, outdoors in the fields or by the sea ..

    Cheers Hilary


  4. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Hey thanks for your sweet comment, Tane! The way that the 'little varmint' changed my life was by giving me Lyme disease. =) I know, weird way to put it in the post up there, but that's just me. ~Aidyl


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