It turns out tonight I am opting for housecleaning over home-cooked meals. And I cannot say how much I loathe the fact that I have to choose between the two.

I have only so much energy because I can't breathe properly. I can't breathe properly because I'm sick but also because at the best of times my lungs are only so good. And I resent the hell out of that.


Some days I wonder if part of the reason I want to be a self-sustaining writer so badly is because if I have to quit my day job and write full time, I can do that even if I have to be hooked up to a nebulizer or an oxygen tank.

@kacealexander I would so love to be able to sit, work my stories, pay someone else to come in and clean the house, not have to worry about money or not being able to pack and lift and so on.

I like being physical too but it'd be a bit easier to take if I didn't have to worry about job and home while I couldn't be. :/

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