Glad I said in advance that I’d take an extra week off after my trip!
I decided to go on a camping trip for my vacation week, thinking that it would be relatively safe. But I didn’t factor in flying in and out of the state that was having the highest covid transmission rates that month. So two and a half years into the pandemic, I finally contracted covid myself.
I’m not sure how it would have felt if I wasn’t vaccinated or boosted. I had a few days that were truly terrible, and I’m on day thirteen of physical symptoms right now. I’ve finally gotten some negative tests, but that didn’t stop me from spreading it to my partners.
Over the past two weeks I’ve barely read, unable to really focus on words for too long. This has also meant that between my trip and illness I’ve not written much, whether words or code.
I know that taking time for myself and to rest is important, but sometimes the time that I want for myself is to create. To write something to share, and to write code to enable myself and others to do things.
I’ve finally started writing a new plugin for WordPress. One that will do a specific job for me, but could be useful for others. I’m hoping to finish this for once, and get back to producing useful things. It’s hard to untrain myself from the need to feel needed, and right now I don’t want to fight it and just want to build.
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