There are perhaps a million reasons why you should not get sick. I'm not sure if some of you know that I have been battling Pneumonia (among other things) for the past two months and believe me, the entire time I made a mile-long list of why my health should come in first. But writing about how frustrating it is to be home sick is boring. I thought maybe I should make light about the situation and think about reasons why it is nice to get sick (sometimes). And, here's mine:
I get to sleep at night. Oh yes! After working in a BPO industry for 8 years, sleeping at night for two straight months is H-E-A-V-E-N.
I get to watch the TV shows that I wanted (except when my son insists on tuning it on to Disney Jr or Baby TV) and the movies that I have missed.
READ. For the first time after X number of years, I have actually sat down and read 3 novels. I can't recall the last time I did that. In case you're wondering, I read the famous Grey Trilogy in less than a week! Not bad because when I was in college I can finish one Sheldon Novel in an hour or two.
Lose weight. Not that I recommend this, but I actually had to buy a few pairs of pants that I can use at the office. And another excuse to buy new sets of clothes.
REST. All I ever did was wake up, eat, watch TV, surf the Net, play with my kids, sleep and sleep and sleep. It was great! My body finally got all the rest that it needed.
No Stress. I don't have to think about the bosses at the office nor do I have to think about my to-do list, at least for now. No deliverables. No Client meetings. No presentations. No business reviews to prepare and discuss. Although I need to check my office mails once in a while, all I need to do next is just delegate the task to someone else.
And I finally got my wish. I get to stare blankly at the white walls at home and do nothing....at least for a few minutes.
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