Still Sick and Scaling Back

Day Fifteen: 13,871 of 50,000

Hey guys.

I’m still sick. I can’t believe it.

I keep thinking that any day now, I’ll wake up and have energy again, will be able to go for a few hours without feeling like I’m not going to fall over.

I don’t know about any of you, but when I’m sick, my brain just won’t get into gear. This is my third or fourth attempt at writing this post, because I can’t seem to make any damn sense. Doing much of anything at all is taxing and tiring and really annoyingly hard.

It’s starting to piss me off.

I miss writing. I miss blogging. I miss feeling like I could possibly get anything at all done.

Yeah, I’d like some cheese with this whine.

I try to keep a somewhat global perspective about these things. I like to believe that things like getting sick two times in as many months is a sign that I need to scale back in my life and decide what is important. I’ve been trying to do a lot – trying to take on more responsibility at the day job, trying to train up for the Dirty Dash, trying to get more involved with martial arts, not to mention all the little chores that come with the warm weather of spring.

Oh yeah, and I’m writing a novel each month and trying to keep up with this blog.

My body is reminding me to chill the frack out. Demanding, really.

I can take a hint. It’s time to scale back and focus on writing and what is really important to me.

Don’t worry, this should mean I’m going to be online more. Because this – you, this wonderful community I have found in blogging and writing, this is amazing and important.

And of course the novels will keep happening. Because that is also what is important.

Vital, even.

Here’s to scaling back and getting better. I’ll keep you guys posted.

And thank everyone for the encouragement and well-wishing. It’s keeping me going. Truly.

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7 thoughts on “Still Sick and Scaling Back

  1. Take good care of yourself. Remember that most of the urgency of all these projects are self-imposed, and easing up a little from terribly demanding expectations will relieve your stress considerably. Stress is often a very real factor in reduced immunity. Your health and well-being should come first and the world will be here when you feel better. All the best, Naomi

  2. Feel better soon.

    I am, however, pleased to hear that writing is one of the priorities … OK – I’m biased. And I didn’t really imagine it wouldn’t be … but still, I’d hate to see that be the thing on the chopping block.

  3. I know how you feel, I have the same problem at the moment (only you’re dealing with it much better than me hahaha). I think my body and mind just kind of gave in and crumbled on my completely a few weeks ago, and I’ve been really sick ever since. My novella writing has just ground to a halt for the time being, and I will just have to play serious catch ups later. I am managing to keep my blog updated though, but only just. But for now I just need to get better, so I know how you feel and how frustrating it is.
    Look after yourself and get better, so you can get back to your writing bigger and bolder than ever! 🙂

  4. Your blog doesn’t seem to like my comment …

    Feel better soon.

    I am, however, pleased to hear that writing is one of the priorities … OK – I’m biased. And I didn’t really imagine it wouldn’t be … but still, I’d hate to see that be the thing on the chopping block.

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