Unfortunately working a job (prior to this month) while running a business took a tremendous toll on my life. My health was the greatest to suffer and I can now emerge from the stress and pain and begin to feel whole again. I mentioned some stomach and digestive problems three weeks ago. I haven't mentioned it since, but they plagued me for about 3 weeks. After 2 weeks of it I went to the doctor. Two of them saw me and consulted with one another and determined that it was stress. No kidding. Duh. Remarkably, when the job ended and I devoted myself to my business, the stomach problems disappeared.
Sitting at a desk caused all kinds of problems for my back and has since the accident a few years ago where some one ran a red light and slammed into me. I learned to teach in spite of it. But now I have finally had time to have it properly treated by a chiropractor and massage therapists, without having to return to a desk job that reaggravates the pain. After my last massage yesterday I came home and slept...and slept...and slept. I didn't get very far on my to-do list. I just needed that time to recover.
Reclaiming my life may take some time. But I'm off to a good start. I got 8 hours and 15 minutes of sleep last night and from now on I'll be able to sleep as much as I need. No more being spread too thin and not having enough time to do two things at once. No more getting myself up early and dragging myself somewhere after a day of working and a full night of teaching. No more trying to take care of my clients and some one else's clients at the same time. I was killing myself trying to do both. Now I get to take care of myself for a while.