I feel like I haven’t left my house for anything besides work in over two weeks.
Can I just say being sick is a pain in the arse?
I hate it. Like a 3yr old hates nap time.
So, while my energy levels are slowly working on rising themselves back up, this bug has made me miss a deadline this week, made me need to push out the deadline for a few mini projects I’m working on, and I had to turn down a week of covering for another safety rep on another job site due to being half me and feeling like I had half brain function. And let’s not talk about my stomach… it’s still a sensitive topic…
On the plus side of it all, I was able to catch up on a little light reading, dive head first into a new Netflix series and pin-up a few story ideas for future projects. Win, Win right? lol
So even with being sick and feeling like I should be picking out a headstone, I’m still keeping busy and trying to balance health and life.
Part of being a freelance writer is the ability to still support yourself even when you’re unable to work your regular “muggle job” hours and bring in that comforable check. And so, sick or not sick, I write. Maybe only for a few hours or minutes at a time, depending on how I feel.
But it’s better than sitting around doing nothing all day.
I’m a firm believer that hard work is the magic ingredient to everything. It’s not always the quickest way to get what you want, but it’s the most fulfilling. At least, to me it is.
They say, “Dress for the job you want, not the one you have”. So, in the writing world, that means “write like you’re already contracted to publish.” and write like you’re every word is reaching millions of people and making an impact.
And that is what I’m trying to do.
Don’t get me wrong, I like my muggle job, it’s challenging, keeps me busy, and allows me to travel and see parts of the states that I probably wouldn’t have decided to stick around in and explore. There are days, or even weeks, where I’m tired and miss being home in my own bed, my own kitchen and on a regular schedule.
But all in all, it’s an exciting learning experience and I would suggest it to anyone.
Even when I have weeks when I’m living off apples and yogurt, or pinching pennies to fill my gas tank up… Sometimes because I spent to much on books… the whole experience is eye-opening and rather intriguing to a mind like mine. It’s not as extreme as backpacking around the world, but it’s a close second in my book.
So, what are my plan once I’m feeling better?
Well, besides cleaning my house and giving everything a thorough disinfecting, I have full intent on revisiting this dam we found around here and spending a long afternoon (weather permitting) revising a manuscript while I soak up some Vitamin D and fresh air.
After all this, I feel in desperate need of a vacation and my current w.i.p could use a fresh set of eyes.
So how do you deal with being sick?
Any remedies and/ or cure all’s you can share?