The breaking of a workaholic
I took 6 months break from work! It was a real break for the first time ever, not because I wanted to, but because I had to. For the last decade or so, I have been working two full-time jobs spending about 80-90 hours a week. I would get time off from one job but never from the other. I never complained because I loved every minute of it. In fact, I thrived from it! Perhaps my body was not so much.
At the beginning of this year, I started to have various health issues, initially small but persistent issues which grew in time one after the other and instead of listening to my body, I pushed through until I collapsed and could do no more. In hindsight, I sped through so many stop signs before I reached the dead-end but isn't hindsight always 20/20?
Long story short, I had a bad burnout along with some medical issues. I spent nights in the hospital, went to so many tests and appointments and took 6 months off from one job and a month off from the other until I fully recover. I don't think I am there quite yet. But, I am slowly starting to feel the fire in me again little by little. So here we are!
Rather than saying sorry that I was absent from here, I would like to tell you that I am back and with the time off I had, with new ideas and perspectives to give this place more character, flare and some fighting spirit for my new found interests and thoughts. So welcome back! and welcome if you are new!