This 31 days series? It was supposed to be written, posted, and finished by the end of October. Several of my friends spent today wrapping up their last posts in their 31 day series, but here I am at almost midnight on October 31st, writing the 14th post.
Here is the thing about living with chronic fatigue. It doesn't work well to box yourself in. Some things in life are essential, but lots of things are not. If something is not essential, you can break the rules or bend the rules to fit your life! Remember back on day two--life is all about priorites when you have chronic fatigue. I need to go to work. I have to make sure my patients are cared for and that I follow up regarding their care appropriately. I need to take care of my husband and home and little goats. Farm work needs to get done. I need to make sure I am rested enough to do the things that need to be done. I need to take care of me.
Finishing a 31 days series in one month is pretty far down on the list on things that are important in my life. Even though I started with the intention of writing daily, I realized early on in October that my 31 days would extend into November. Letting myself out of the box of squeezing 31 posts into October, gives me room to breath and to actually finish the series. (If I felt like I HAD to finish in October, I would have given up a long time ago.)
As my husband likes to say, "Rules were made to broken". (Some of them, at least!)
And also when it comes to blogging and to writing, the message is not dimished by the length of time that it takes to write the message.