5 weeks blasted by filled with overnight shifts, very little sleep, and a lot of caffeine filled cans of hope. I was just doing what had to be done for my career, and my family–completely forgetting I’m no longer an invincible 20-something.
Tensions were high, time was scarce, but we managed to get through. All the while I had been sick. I grabbed some over the counter medicine and went about my week.
In that time, I was able to squeeze in recording my podcast, maintain my blogs and website but not at a cost. Listening back to my voice here reminded me of the exhaustion I had to endue.
Now, no longer a creature of the night the daily rituals commenced. The pain grew and grew, finally becoming too much. I had developed bronchitis.
I was out of work for a week in an attempt to recover. That week Violet also had contracted a cold, ear infection, and efm virus.
I did what I could to help out with the baby and around the house when I was able to muster up enough strength. I felt useless and less than a man. It was a terrible feeling.
I could not even fathom being a single parent. If you are, I commend you! So here is what I recommend you do next time you feel under the weather.
To take care of others you must take of yourself first.
When does the warning light appear before a man breaks…
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