This is a post in my chronology of pain series (I’ve gotten to part 4), but I’m going to jump back a little…
Rest of any kind is not something I do well. I am convinced that, had I been a child in today’s educational system, they would have put me on Ritalin without a second thought. When it comes to work, I’m usually in overdrive.
Mandatory bedrest is not something I was going to do well.
The laptop helped, but it took too much effort to maneuver the wires, the lack of a proper bed-tray, typing. So what did I do? I read all those books I kept trying to get to. The Fall of Advertising and the Rise of PR, Never Eat Alone, The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke, Catholicism for Dummies, and Marketing for Dummies.
I confess that some of these I just scanned and some I read. The books I didn’t get to include a re-read of the 7 Habits for Highly Effective People, Who Moved My Cheese?, and Getting Things Done (which I’m currently trying to read).
From these books I made lists upon lists upon lists of things I wanted to do when I got back to work. Sure, I knew that they wouldn’t get done immediately, but I do expect them to get done at some point.
At least I did, before I got back to work.