I might be sick, because I’m achy all over and my feet refuse to get warm.
I might be sick because it seems like everyone else is sick; why not me, too? I might be sick but I really don't think we have any PE subs left. I might be sick because I'm still freezing although snuggled under two blankets in a well heated room. I might be sick because I had a slight temperature in the afternoon but a negative Covid test. I might be sick because although I went skating for the last time of the season, my energy was low and it felt nearly impossible to stay warm. I might be sick but I'm still functional, I guess. That's a problem. I might be functional while sick and warrior-teacher mentality wants me to soldier on just to prove that I'm actually OK. But I'm probably not. I might be sick and I'm probably sick and really I should just throw in the towel and rest until I feel better. And that's the hardest because who can afford to be sick at a time like this? Rest is not the enemy, infection is. I might be sick
but... and it's time to follow all the advice I've been dispensing to others.