As a budding entrepreneur who has a 9 to 5, my weekends are sacred. The weekend is the time that allows me total dedication to my craft. I appreciate the weekend. I love the weekend and usually can get so much work accomplished.
Except, for this past weekend. Although, I have heard about this happening it never happened to me until this past weekend.
My whole entire family came down with a stomach virus. We were ALL sick. It started with my son on Friday night. On Saturday night it was my turn. I was up all night hovering over the porcelain throne for most of the night. The husband’s turn was Sunday morning and my daughter was (hopefully) the last one Sunday night.
As much as I love working, the only thing I wanted to do was lay on the couch with a cup of ginger ale watching old episodes of The Love Boat.
Bad mom alert
I laid in bed until 4 pm. My kids had the rule of the house so it was a complete mess when I went downstairs and guess what, that is okay. Sometimes it takes a stomach virus to slow down and take the time to think. It crossed my mind to go and get my laptop and get some work done but I was so tired from being up the previous night. Plus, I had not seen The Love Boat since I was a kid in the 80’s. It was keeping my interest in all of its 80’s cheesiness. I had a Skype appointment with a client early that morning, so I was especially tired and groggy when I took it.
Despite not feeling one hundred percent, I went into work anyone today. I knew my stomach felt settled enough that I wouldn’t vomit on anyone today but I am still a little fatigued. It is important to take time out when you need to, even if it unexpected. Today I play catch up on all the work I did not get done over the weekend and guess what? That is okay!