Whenever I get out of the challenge of winter, I suddenly feel alive again.
I often detach from my body and forget about my circumstances to survive them, and the cold season definitely encourages this behavior. WIth spring comes consciousness… and, unfortunately for me, a lot of allergies. Since I’ve been very depressed and unhappy for the past several months, I decided I needed a weekend away to reset my system. Before the pollen could get too bad, I planned a weekend getaway for myself in the country. I thought it would be relaxing, especially when the hotel listed an air purifier in the room I reserved. Instead, I found myself more upset than ever when I arrived and had the most uncomfortable experience thanks to the terrible heating, cooling, and ventilation system in my hotel room. Or, should I say, the utter lack of appropriate heating, cooling, and air quality control system in my hotel room. When I booked the reservation it said right on the listing that there was a mini split ductless heating and cooling system in the room. It even had a HEPA filter and media air purifier, which I was excited about for my allergies. Usually these indoor air handling devices are very easy to use and keep everything extremely comfortable. However, when I entered the suite, I looked around for an air vent or the mini split ductless heating and cooling system that I expected… and saw nothing. The room was free of any HVAC devices. I rang down to the front desk to ask about my indoor air handling devices and quality control, and I was shocked that the front desk person did not care about fixing my lack of HVAC issue. I spent the whole weekend coughing, sneezing, and getting more depressed than ever.