As my semester begins to ramp up I noticed two things yesterday. In the middle of one meeting I felt a familiar numbness between my eyebrows signaling I was getting a headache (I realized later I haven’t had one of these headaches since the end of last semester) and when I got back to my office from this meeting I immediately went to the kitchen and grabbed a banana muffin (and not a good homemade one, the ones from the bakery on campus) and I ate that muffin in one fell swoop.
The headache was related to tension and the banana muffin was a way to cope with that tension. After I thought about this a little, I realized that making bad food choices to cope will lead me down familiar roads, the same roads I have been trying to fix this past year. So, this cartoon is meant to remind me that eating cupcakes and multi-vitamins for breakfast is not going to get me where I want to go. It also makes me laugh.