healing, sort of.

I have been sick for 4 weeks. I could feel a virus coming, but I had no idea of the intensity behind it. It hit me on a Monday afternoon with a full force of fever, nausea, sore throat and the like. After a week I lost my voice. A week beyond that I still could not speak. 3 and a half weeks later I am still easily tired and my voice gets raspy with a slight cough each night. I am guessing that I let myself get run down. I tend to over-commit as several friends have reminded me. “You keep way too busy.” I’ve been told. It is tough when you are practically homesteading, yet holding down a full time faculty position in Fine Art and Media which also requires you to be a working artist…oh yeah, and I’m a mom and wife with a great family. I have always had a long ‘to do’ list and I am seldom bored. I could fill several lifetimes with all the interesting activities I want to explore. I love skiing with the Dad-guy and my kids! Drawing, listening to music, visiting, volunteering, oh why is life so short? Or, at least couldn’t I have more stamina. In the meantime, I feel like a 2 year old kid that doesn’t want to go for my nap. Sigh, resting has never been my strong point.

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About art4life

I have a visual art practice and (way too) many ideas, thoughts and opinions I want to share. Thanks for listening.
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One Response to healing, sort of.

  1. Dawn says:

    I am so sorry to hear you haven’t been well. I can’t imagine you not talking;-). I know what you mean about millions of interests and enjoying so many things. I have the same thing going on here and a couple part time jobs and homeschooling the 4 teens with time commitments of their own to negotiate and schedule. I always think when they have moved out, I will have less on my plate, but realistically, I will be like my mom and be even more busy.

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