Calling in sick
The perils of self-employment.
This month’s edition of Just Write is a short one.
Not because I’m lazy or overworked. It’s because I’ve been ill and for once allowed myself to rest.
In the past three years I’ve always pushed through if feeling unwell, even when I had Covid. But this time I actually took a sick day – something that is hard to do as a self-employed writer.
Here’s what you might like to know:
Did my business fall apart? No.
Did I lose a client? No.
Did I lose money? A little bit, but health is worth so much more.
So that is the simple message from me to you this month.
It’s ok to put yourself first. It’s ok to slow down. And it’s more than ok to spend a day on the sofa to recover.
Not only will your body and mind thank you for it, but it might just provide inspiration for a newsletter that you have to write at the last minute (or maybe that’s just me).
There’s always a silver lining to be found somewhere, even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time.
Have a good month!
I have another newsletter on Substack called Fragments.
The concept is really simple: you get three writing prompts on the first Monday of every month. A theme, a word and a snippet of writing.
I’d love you to join me over there too.
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One last thing …
“You can make anything by writing.”
- C.S. Lewis
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