Don't Let Sickness Sabotage Your Work - NARA - 534139 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Maybe my body has been conditioned to succumb to illness every year about this time. It's difficult to get used to, but I've come to expect a bout of illness every January. Sorry for the pun, but I'm getting sick of it. The two or three week set back of illness to start the year off is frustrating to say the least and probably a reminder that I'm just getting older so I'd better get used to it. At least that's what my doctor would have me believe. And she's probably right.
Looking back to a post from last January, I see I was writing about the same issue. I don't want to make a habit of writing about this same topic on an annual basis. Pretty soon I'm going to have enough material to write a book about being sick. That sounds depressing enough to me so I hope I can avoid that book.
I hope you are staying well and able to keep up with life as you would like to be doing. This year's bout of illness has been hanging on with me much longer that I remember dealing with in previous years. I've got things to do, places to go, and people I want to see. I've also got a lot to write about so I need to get my body vigorous and my mind in the right frame of existence.
At least I've been catching up on sleep, but quite frankly I'm sick of sleeping. No--let me rephrase that. I'm sleeping because I'm sick. I'm sick of being sick and I don't know how else to say it. Actually I could say it in many ways. In doing so I could become the Elizabeth Barrett Browning of sickness. Oh, woe! Such a sorrowful thought! Let it never come to that.
Are you able to write much when you don't feel well physically? Does your body seem to have developed a cycle of sickness? Do you ever get tired of sleeping?