Problem is: I’m not very good at being sick.
The first day, I felt the symptoms coming on, but chose to ignore them as if they were a fluke. Just in case, I down a bunch of Emergen-C, super nutritious smoothies and a bunch of liquids.
The next day, the symptoms worsen and I accept that I could possibly be sick. Hating to pass it onto anyone else, I cancel lunch plans with a friend, miss out on the Simple, Good & Tasty event, and skip my networking meeting where Jason DeRusha was guest speaking. Bummer.
I try to rest, really, I do. But, I’m just not that good at sitting still. I alternate reading a book and catching up on chores like laundry, cleaning, and cooking. I even make dinner.
(Cashew Quinoa Stir-Fry from Veganomican)
By the third day, I’m sick of being sick. Being cooped up for too long and not being able to socialize, I’m tempted to go to a friend’s birthday party with my husband, but remind myself that my energy level would only last 1-2 hours (and I’m probably contagious). So, I stay home and read all 579 pages of my book while sitting on the couch. How’s that for sitting still?
By the fourth day, although still tied to the box of tissues and had yet to leave the house, things are starting to look up. I can confidently say, “Yes, I can meet for lunch next week”. My life is no longer on hold. So here I am, finally crafting a blog post and feeling a lot better.
Take that sickness!