If you’ve been following my Twitter, you know that I have been sick again and my writing schedule has been all over the place.
My immune system is pretty sad. If it were a person, it would be an action movie comedy sidekick who only takes out a baddie by accident. The fact is, I don’t often say when I’m sick unless it is really impacting my schedule because it would be a pretty boring blog. (I had a flu earlier in the month and now I have a cold going into bronchitis. Yay!)
With the uncertainty I experienced with my job (now passed, thank goodness) and some freelance writing (I’ll tell you about it later when the embargo is lifted) I was thrown off my game even further. What’s funny is that while I do take sick days at work and will cancel social plans, I hesitate to completely take a day off from blogging even when I am under the weather.
Maintaining a daily writing schedule is something I did even before I began to write about silent films. I think I have been doing it since around age 12 or so and I think part of me is a little paranoid about possibly missing a day and losing two-plus decades of momentum. I’m not sure that it is entirely rational but that’s the closest I can come to explaining it.
Anyway, I am on antibiotics, on the mend and will hopefully be able to get myself better centered. I know you have very kindly told me you don’t mind if I take a day off but I mind, which I suppose is something I need to work out with myself. This may come as a total shock but I am a serious type A with a tendency to flog myself and demand utter perfection. Letting go or even taking a sick day with a personal project is not something that really comes naturally to me and I think getting sick as much as I do makes me a bit of an overachiever when I am well.
The good news is that Ronaldo is a very good nurse cat, though I think maybe I missed the boat in not naming him Arthur Brown. In my defense, I didn’t know he was a shock rocker when I adopted him.
Ronaldo's toe beans pic.twitter.com/mSQyJ7FeXU
— Movies Silently (@MoviesSilently) October 25, 2018
That’s about it for me! I try not to let the underpinnings show too often but I felt I should probably explain why things have been so odd this month.
Oh, and get your flu shot!
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