Continued from last week.

Following my stint of epic-and-epicly-unexpected freelance busy-ness, I of course succumbed to an illness that wound its leathery fingers around my very soul. This beast did not loosen it’s icy grip for several days, during which more projects were coming due and yet more were starting up. It occurred to me how much pre-planning and thought an independent designer would need to put into creating such a thing as “paid sick days,” and what a rarity those must be in our profession. It’s a shame, really, but we persevere.