Celebrating life even while I’m sick

The last three weeks have been a whirlwind. My body finally cut me off and effectively said, “You better slow down, Jane.” Of course, I completely ignored the signs of chronic overdoingness, and then came down with a bug that has knocked me flat, just in time for this 43 year-old’s birthday.

We celebrated on Sunday night. My two children and my husband and me, with a quiet little bit of cheese, bread and cake. All the essentials. As I’ve started to get better the last few days, I’ve realized that all I really need in life is my family, some roses, and a little garden path to walk down…and most of all my health.

It’s been at least 5 years since I’ve had the flu, and this epic bug has made me realize how important it is to just be. The hacking, coughing, fever and aches and pains have all been little lessons in just enjoying today. I’m learning that everything doesn’t and can’t get done today. Things are changing in my life and it’s ok to say “I’ll get to it.”

I’ve been struggling with trying to get the final version of my first book to print and it’s almost ready. I just need to push the final button now and commit. Scary stuff for this self-published writer. But the momentous day is coming soon!

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