... The tough sometimes need a break!
I've recently had a nightmare month. March was a virtual write off business wise, after the 10th anyway! My young son who is not even 2 yet got very ill and having already had a couple of weeks of barely any sleep whilst he seemed to not quite get over a virus we suddenly ended up in hospital.
To cut a long story short, I had to spend two weeks in Coventry hospital and Birmingham Children's Hospital as he has a liver abscess, which is as bad as it sounds. We're now on home leave and visit the hospital 3 times a day for IV antibiotics. So funnily enough work had to take a backseat!
It's been incredibly stressful and I'm lucky that a couple of my regular clients were very reasonable and had a lot of empathy and gave me the time I needed. I've had to face up to the fact I've missed out on some new clients, but it has been impossible to take on new work until now.
We're now settled into a new routine and I feel like my brain is functioning again! So I need to make up for the downtime!
Has anyone had a similar experience, if they've taken ill or had a dependent need care? It's been a real eye opener that my business is vulnerable but as a sole trader there's not much I can do about it really.