Saturday, April 27, 2013

I'm Back From My Unintended Hiatus


We were discussing how things were going and how I'd felt during the month between acupuncture sessions. Allyson had been on maternity leave.

Me? I'd been on a self-imposed merry-go-round of billable work; reviewing galleys for my new book; reading galleys of friends' books; contemplating the mess of a front yard inherited from previous owners of this townhouse; recruiting for the #chsocm chat moderator team and scheduling that through July.

Add the predictable, inevitable fibromyalgia flare-up that knocked me down, out, and supine on the couch whenever I could stagger there from bed. This, in turn, led to binge-viewing all five seasons of "Mad Men," sometimes until 2:30 AM.

No blogging. No writing. Barely any praying beyond, "God, let me know and do your will" and then being too distracted or otherwise out-of-it to read the signs.

I trotted all this out to Allyson before, during, and after she was checking my pulses. "You know," she said, "you could schedule a hiatus instead of collapsing into one."

Wow, what a concept!

5 comments:

Fran said...

Glad to see you here... sending lots of love and prayers. I am surprised to hear about scheduling a hiatus. A collapser myself, I had no idea that this could be done. Must. Think. More. About. It. Imagine!!

Shannon said...

glad to see you back, Meredith. I was wondering if Easter had marched on in and taken over since the last we saw of you was an "Alleluia" post!

Michelle said...

Ah, there is wisdom here that I could use, too. Scheduled collapse?!

Lynda said...

Meredith, so good to have you back and so sorry you have been unwell. Prayers going your way.

Meredith Gould said...

Thanks, friends! If I hadn't already been on the table, I would've keeled over from the very suggestion.

Since it's unlikely I'll ever stop the racing around (when I have energy) scheduling at least a week off afterward makes sense.