I’m under the weather this week. Have spent most of the time in bed or on the sofa. I’ve missed writing but have not had the brain power to come up with anything.
It’s one of the reasons I love Five Minute Friday… five minutes of unedited, non stop writing on a given theme. It’s quick and easy but still gives the opportunity to be a bit creative. Even if you only have a very small reserve of energy!
This week’s prompt – ‘True’
One of the things that I worry about most when I am ill, particularly if it means that I’m going to be off work, is that people will think I’m making it up. I always feel I have to go out of my way to convince people that I’m not well.
I have a terrible sense of guilt if I have to cancel anything because of being ill – and I’ve had to cancel quite a few things this week. I’m not sure where the guilt comes from, or the fear that nobody will believe me – but it is a real. So I worry in case you’re not convinced that I really am at death’s door (which I’m sure slows the healing process).
I wonder if it is because I used to make stuff up a lot as a kid. I exaggerated stories and told tall tales. Maybe that’s where the writer came from. But as an adult I know I should tell the truth and feel a compulsion to try to convince you that what I am saying is true – because it didn’t always used to be.
It’s not quite five minutes but I’ve used all available energy. So I’ll sign off. I was going to post a picture of myself to prove to you how miserable I look, but I am writing this post on my iPhone, and I don’t know how to do that.
I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it. 🙂