Wednesday, April 14, 2010

RA + strep throat = permission to relax?

Today I feel like I've been literally run over by a steam roller. My body aches all over- more than I can possibly explain. 

But, it's weird, because somehow I also feel more relaxed today than I have in a couple of weeks. I slept till well past noon and then lay in bed with River for an hour before getting up. Then I made myself a cup of tea and some toast and proceeded to look at old travel pictures for several hours. I haven't even considered trying to outline environmental law or write that 20 page paper on black carbon today.

It's like somehow being "actually" sick gave my brain permission to take a break from everything. Not that I like having strep throat - obviously I don't need any more pain or fatigue than I already live with everyday - but figuring out how to give my brain permission to take a break is something I could totally get used to.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Three cheers for . . . strep?

Glad you finally gave yourself permission to relax. I know the psychiatrist's "It's fine if you fail your classes" approach wasn't helpful, but maybe something between that and super-over-achiever MZ (who is probably STILL doing better in law school than I did) is possible & desirable :)

Feel better!