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 the members of the Indie Beauty Network 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. (704) 291-7280.