December 05, 2011

sick day

Out Sick Today
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i've kinda been going a mile a minute lately.

blogging, singing, writing, playing music, planning parties, networking, making new friends, keeping up with old ones, teaching lessons, launching a kickstarter, planning an ep release, visiting family, taking pictures, arranging sponsorships, trying to make rent every month....

i love it all. i do. but i just push myself too far sometimes, i guess.


or rather, i do know my limits- due to all the experiences over the years of running myself into the ground, and eventually breaking. it's just sometimes, there really isn't a choice.

like this weekend, for example. i knew i was getting a cold and should be taking care of myself. but i had planned a house concert with some friends- at my house! i spent the whole of saturday running around, picking up amps, buying liquor and supplies, re-arranging furniture.

then at night, i had the pleasure of being a host AND a performer. which was lovely, but does come with its own set of challenges and stressors. also, my throat was raw from being sick... but the show had to go on! i forced myself to sing, anyway.

i woke up the next morning hurting and barely able to speak. but rushed off to teach a lesson (no sick days for freelancers!) then back home to clean up after the party. i could barely look at the computer afterwards, to answer all the emails and comments that had accumulated during the past few days.


i really don't mean this post as a rant. but whenever i fall out of step with the internet world for even a few days, i feel like i've missed so much. you know? also, i want all you wonderful readers to know that my life isn't a sepia-tinted fairy tale... it's an easy misconception to think that... especially in blogging (and music.) everything takes a lot of work!!


can any of you relate at all? do you ever feel bad about missing a few days? falling out of step? not answering comments in a timely manner?


xoxo,

chantilly



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7 comments

  1. Oooh, girl! I hope you recover soon! And I totally understand about not being allowed to be sick when you are a free lancer! And I also feel I've missed a lot when I don't check blogs or emails for a couple of days.

    Focus on getting well, listening to music and trying not to stress yourself out.

    Oh, and btw, every morning on my way to the library, I listen to "Springtime Travels". It's my new favorite morning song ;).

    Also, I wanted to tell you that I got my giveaway prize! :D I'm SO happy! I'll take pics and blog about it soon.

    Hugs!!!

    Miki.

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  2. thank you, miki :)

    your comments always lift my spirits, and i'm SO happy you derive joy from my song!! it's the biggest compliment of all.

    i'm REALLY happy you got your giveaway prize. i can't wait to see!!

    xx

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  3. Hope you are feeling better soon. I absolutely have these types of feelings. That every hour I spend away from the internet I am 'missing' things. I did the same this weekend, and came back to a full RSS reader. I took a deep breath and just hit the 'mark all as read' button. Everyone needs a break now & then.

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  4. Feel better! I hope you can find some time to relax soon!

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  5. till the end of the week you will be OK :))) for now stay in bed. last week i felt the same way ;(

    http://excurlythoughts.blogspot.com/

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  6. Oh can I ever relate to that!!! I have been burning the candle at both ends lately and gosh, I felt the effects of that these last couple days...stuck in bed..boo!

    On a happier note, that is so awesome that you hosted and performed...I've done that before..at a community run coffee house and it was exhausting and so fun at the same time! I give you major props. Music is definitely a commitment and sacrifice, but like you said very worth it in the end.

    Hope you feel 100% back to normal soon...sending the well wishes over your way:) xx

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  7. hey chantilly! i hope you're feeling better now... :) i hope you had your rest. ;)

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