that wasn't what i was expecting. after a beautiful week in the black forest, a relaxing new year's eve, and lots of ice skating with my sister's family, guess who got knocked down by the flu?
i ended up tucking myself into bed, napping lots and trying to give myself some compassion and patience to heal.
people get sick. no big deal right? not me. i'm totally not used to. i feel like last week was me learning how to be sick.
both my parents were pharmacists and rarely had a sick day. i took a lot of antibiotics as a kid and just got on with it. i don't remember staying home sick from school much at all.
it's also difficult if you work for yourself. how do you call in sick?
what i learned though is:
1. people understand - i have the kindest people coming to my classes. i opened up the classroom and prepared everything and left the kids and parents to it. they cleaned up after the class and one family even took the washing home for me. i felt so cared for.
2. resting is the best way for the body to heal. within 24 hours the fever passed and the rest of the cold moved on in a few days.
3. take advice from your 16 year old son - oliver was the one that told me i should not be working. that i would tell them to stay home and rest for a day. wise boy.
hilariously i think my body was giving me a little test. does she really mean #ayearofslow?!
yes. yes, i do.