Back when I had a “real” job, when I got sick, I called my boss and told her I was going to take the day off. My voice usually sounded awful and my boss commented that I needed my rest and that she was grateful that I was not coming into the office to infect everyone else. Then I'd ask a few colleagues to cover for me on some ongoing projects. And the best part was that even though I missed work, I still got paid.
Those days are gone. Now that I'm Indie, it doesn't matter how sick I am. If I don't work, I don't get paid. But now that I'm Indie, work is not work — at least not the same kind of work. And that's even better than a pay check!
My daughter had strep two weeks ago. My son had a bad cold last week. Guess who has the flu this week? It's funny though, because when I got sick while working the “real” job, even though I felt awful, I was happy to have a break.
Today, even though I'm sick, I consider it a privilege and a great deal of fun to be Indie and to do what I love all day long. I've taken a few home remedies and will take it a little easier than usual today, but in the end, I'll be right here in my office serving Indie members and other clients.
And the other thing I like is that I get to sound raspy and sultry like Demi Moore for a few days. I love when my voice sounds like that. So go ahead, humor me. Call me if you get a chance and let me know what you think. Seriously.