Some mornings it would take me a while to get settled while I waited for my coffee to overpower the pain in my lymph nodes.Most afternoons I was very distracted by the pain in my neck, and I found myself focusing on productive, since this office didn’t have anywhere that I could lie down with my laptop.I had been to plenty of doctors about my vague fatigue and pain symptoms, but none of them had found anything wrong.Since just about everybody else worked sitting at a desk all day, I didn’t know how to ask my employers for something different without looking lazy.My brain was getting foggier and I went to bed as soon as I got home each day.I would lose steam rapidly and find it difficult to keep my head up or to follow conversations.
As religious educators, we have a sacred responsibility to help accommodate the needs of students who struggle to reach graduation requirements while still deepening their conversion to the gospel.
It took a few months for the excitement to wear off.
That’s when I started to realize that something wasn’t quite working.
I work for myself now, so I’m free to work how and when I want.
But I still don’t know how to handle all this if and when I look for a job with someone else.