Tomorrow is the last day of NaNoWriMo 2015. I can’t believe the month is coming to a close. November has been a month of ups and downs for me. It has also been the most depressing NaNoWriMo I have had in three years….but as Lily Tomlin has said, “The road to success is always under construction.”
It is true…the road to success has ups, downs, detours, and sometimes road blocks. My road block this month was a virus that took me under in more ways than one. I had to take three days off of work (Friday, Monday and Tuesday) and if you are a teacher then you know the horror that comes with taking days off. I cringe at taking more than one day off, but you do what you have to do. I went back to work with no makeup and little energy. I spent over $100 just on doctors’ visits and medications within just one week. The end result…an ulcer on my cornea that will leave scarring, possible vision issues AND I am still healing. Crazy.
So I didn’t get much writing done because writing with one good eye just wasn’t pleasant. However, now that I am done wallowing over my vision issues, it is time to act. That road to success I mentioned earlier needs a gigantic monster truck to just pile through the chaos. I am ready to drive that truck.
Let’s start with the positive:
- I still have one good eye and the “bad” one might improve.
- My corneal ulcer looks like a smiley face or a skull (It really does! All the doctors at the practice had to come look at it and would all giggle!).
- I had the money to pay for medications.
- I have doctors that I can go to.
- I have a family to give me love and support.
- I have heat and a house to keep me warm.
- I am beyond lucky to be in good health other than an eye issue.
- Resting my eye just means more naps on weekends. Win!
- I started NaNoWriMo and I can still finish my book on my own time.
- Writing is my therapy thus I am blessed with the use of my hands.
NaNoWriMo will be around next year, but writing is here for us every single day. Life is short; let’s not waste anymore time.