You know, I don't call in sick. It's just not something I do. I've worked with a temperature of 101 degrees, a throat that feels like it's coated in barbed wire, and muscles that feel like rubber bands ready to snap. I only call in sick when I know I'm going to be a danger to others.
At least at my day job. It may not be the healthiest choice, which is why I actually CONSIDER it now and then, and have even taken advantage of a handful of sick days over the last few years, but there's work to get done. Sometimes, as a working adult, I just need to take some over-the-counter painkillers (NEVER prescription at work!!!), and get the job done. Especially as an employee of a small business.
However, today I'm taking a sick day on this blog. I love writing for this blog, and I enjoy doing what I do for Beyond the Trope. The last sick day I remember taking for the podcast was last year at Anomaly Con (where we'll be NEXT WEEK, so don't miss it), and I think missing one day here and there probably isn't a big deal.
So let me leave you with a question: how often do you "push through," emotionally, mentally, and/or physically, when you're not feeling 100%?