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.
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?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2017