As promised, I would keep you guys in the loop of how I’m doing and how the RSI is going. In all honesty, dealing with health issues and being a working girl isn’t the easiest thing. It has nothing to do with all-day pajama parties, sleeping in and ordering takeout food around the clock. (Actually, maybe it should be and I’m doing it all wrong?! Haha.) Especially in a situation where your company, in my case a brand-new website, is still young and you’re trying to get it all sorted out.
I wish I could tell you that I’m feeling better and stronger every day. But the truth is that the pain has stayed pretty much the same. And I think a large part of that has to do with me. Yup, being brutally honest here ;). As I’m writing this post, or actually dictating into my computer (yay for all the new technology discoveries RSI gave me!) it dawns on me that I’m more dedicated to my work and to running CHAPTER FRIDAY, than to my recovery. Oops. Although there are countless beneficial things I could be doing, like going to yoga, trying out different treatment methods – I even ventured into Reiki! – I’m still in the office all the time. I love being involved and have the feeling I should be here with my team, where it all happens.
A silver lining
At the same time I do know that there are a million worse things in the world. I’m still able to see my friends, to walk outside with my face in the sun, and I’m confident that one day, very soon, things will be a lot brighter. I might even go as far as saying that this period really taught me a few valuable lessons. About friendship, letting go, and being kind to yourself. If you’re interested in talking about this a little bit more, I can write a post about things I’ve learned from this all.
And now, what about CHAPTER FRIDAY?
Please know that I’m doing absolutely everything in my power to make sure CHAPTER FRIDAY is and stays one of your favorite websites. A warm place that feels like home on the web. A place that feels genuine, positive and that inspires you to find whatever (career) path you wish to be on.
The most important thing for me and my team now is to set realistic goals. That asks for a slightly different approach. Just as you’re used to from CHAPTER FRIDAY quality always comes first. We are still focused on bringing you three brand new posts every day, but on some days might deviate from that.
To be completely honest with you, it’s not always easy. Sometimes it all gets to my head. Yikes! But to know and see that you’re not going anywhere, and that you still love CHAPTER FRIDAY the same, means the world to me.
You and me, we have a special thing going!