I wish I could make the same claim after my recent illness… perhaps I’m just getting old, but I was really wiped out by my recent bout with bronchitis. I’m not sure that I could even manage a Scream.
However, there is something to be said for adversity’s ability to focus the mind on what’s important. It is almost cliche to recognize that great trials can produce great character and inspired art. But more minor troubles can also be enlightening.
While I was struggling with keeping up my energy level the past few weeks, I found that prioritizing my activities became much more important. For example, I missed my blogging, but it was eating into my work and family time way too much. Due to my befogged state, writing posts was taking at least two to three times as long (and the quality sucked). Blogging had to go — at least temporarily — if I were to be effective at work and happy at home.