Going Back to Work

For the last four and a half days I have been trapped indoors. My body screamed at me, “I need to rest!” The battle began with an aching throat and the loss of my voice. When I refused to submit, my body caused my eyes to tear so much I had to close them; and filled my sinus passages with mucus. My body won and I lay in bed and rested.

Early Morning City View. Β© Colline Kook-Chun, 2017

As I opened the curtains in the living room yesterday, I longed to be outside in the mild Fall weather we are currently experiencing. By late afternoon, I was bored: I had had my fill of Netflixing and of my current read. My mind kept filling with images of what I wanted to do with my class regarding our pumpkin inquiry. I knew then that I was ready to go back to work.

So today I go back. I am not 100% my healthy self, but I feel I need to return to the environment and the people I have chosen to work with everyday.

Do you stay at home until you are 100% healthy before going back to work?

Β© Colline Kook-Chun, 2017

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22 thoughts on “Going Back to Work

  1. My kindest regards Colline, hope you are recovering and feeling much better, feeling sick is quite depressing when your mind is active.
    Enjoy your Fall, think that means Spring, not sure, we have Summer here, very hot, fluctuating between floods and high temperatures into the mid 30s.
    Cheers and Best wishes.

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