Sick with a fever? Might be a good time to do some work.

Though I’m totally healthy, at times today I’ve felt like I’ve been living a fever-dream as I’ve been reading Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer. 

What got me to pick it up was hearing that he wrote the whole book while sick. And it has been a captivating read so far. 

I often give myself excuses when I’m sick:

  • I’ll be more efficient if rest now and work later
  • If I work too hard I won’t get over this
  • The wise thing to do is rest up 

I’m not denying that those are valid, nor am I saying any other course of action is wiser, but now I’m starting to think that even being sick could be a great opportunity for the right kind of project.  Of course, I’m not the only one affected by my sickness, I’ve got a family to take care of, too. 

Nonetheless, consistently showing up for something is more important than feeling up for it. 

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