That’s me into week 2 of having no job and it certainly beats working but honestly I’ve felt quite ill so time is flying past. I have been sleeping a lot during the day, and had felt that way since before I stopped working. After blood tests etc I found out that I’m anaemic so I have some iron tablets to take but apparently it will take about 2 months till I’m feeling better. Bummer! In a way though, I wonder if its my body’s way of forcing me to take it easy. I’m also kind of pleased with the result as I had thought it was going to be diabetes and for that there is no cure. If there had been nothing from the blood tests then I’d probably just have thought I was being lazy or I’d have worried it was something really serious being missed!
When not sleeping, I have got quite a few things off my list – cleared out several cupboards, lots of cleaning and sorting out, and I finished and published the kindle version of my book, “Dinner with the dog”. I’m currently waiting on a proof of the print version which will be exciting. I just need to figure out how to market it.
If you watch my vlogs you’ll know I’m experimenting with contact lenses just now, and so far the multifocals have not worked for me at all – not the monthlies and not the dailies, regardless of prescription. The problem is that my distance vision is too good, and that messes up the equation. As I type, I’m wearing my first mono lens and its certainly the most comfortable I’ve worn so far, but I do feel like I’m still struggling to focus on the words a bit. I’ve got a stronger strength one to try which I will do tomorrow and see how that works out. Wish me luck! If nothing else, this experience has taught me to put contact lenses in and wearing a different colour was fun – I wore brown lenses to do a tutorial :0)
I decided not to organise any photoshoots until I was feeling a bit better and until I had completed some of my to do list, but I’m feeling a bit ancy just now. I think that no matter how much we might hate working, it gives you a sense of worth – well, for me it did anyway. Photography gave me that too – when I knew I’d done a good job, I felt like I had a purpose and a potential plan for a career. I still haven’t figured out how that career is going to work without having room for a studio, but I know I’ll find a way to do it, if its the path for me. I’m a determined bugger when I put my mind to something!A