But of course, great progress often is followed by a crash. I’ve been knocked out with a sinus infection these past few days. It looks like I’m taking an unintended break from writing while I heal from this infection, since antibiotics aren’t great for creativity and attention to detail. They’re great for killing excess bacteria, but not so good with side effects. And my workouts won’t work out either, as they make me more prone to tendinitis – and nobody’s got time for that.
I was hoping to work on some Halloween and holiday flash fiction/short stories, that will have to wait. It’s ok. These things happen and at least I’m at a place where I can take a week off from writing without it throwing me off track. Not so good for the day job, as that has to press on. All I can do is my best, and at a slower pace. It will have to be ok. It’s the best I can do, and my best this week isn’t going to be up to par with “normal.”
That’s life. Sometimes you can’t forge on, and you have to pivot and adjust. The wiser course of action is to realize when you’re plan is beaten, and to take necessary course corrections. At least this is minor, temporary, and manageable. I’ve had my share of the life changing, permanent, “things that can’t be fixed and you have to learn to live with them” these past couple of years. An infection is disappointing, but temporary. It can and will be overcome. I’ll feel better, probably tomorrow and definitely by the end of the week. And the muse will return as the antibiotic completes it’s work and filters out of my body over the weekend and next week.
So this week, I pare down to the minimum and rest. It’s awkward for me, as I’m used to having more energy and accomplishing a lot, but sometimes you have to slow down. Who knows? Things tend to work out, and next week is full of creative promise.
That’s all today. Take care, and have a great rest of the week.