On in Sickness and in Health (41)

Sorry for the long writing break, friends.  I’ve been sick for days, but thankfully I’ve been feeling a lot better today and was able to go back to work.

Here’s the thing about being sick: it sucks.

There’s no way around it.

Every time I get sick, I have a moment where I think to myself: “pretty sure I hate getting sick more than most people.”

But that probably isn’t the case.  No one wants to get sick; it’s just part of life.

As I’ve mentioned before, I really try to appreciate every day.  Being sick definitely ups that appreciation, reminding me to enjoy any and every moment when I’m feeling well.  Sitting in traffic?  At least I’m healthy!  Exhausted after work?  Better than not being able to attend work in the first place!  Etc.

Being sick also reminds me that I’m living in the moment and fully taking advantage of the summer.  I’ve challenged myself to try new things, work in a new environment, and explore careers I never thought I’d enjoy, and sometimes going out and exploring the world also comes with challenging my immune system.

This is my last week of work as a camp counselor, and it has been a truly amazing experience – more on that soon.

Until tomorrow,

Eliz