Week 6: Working with a broken ankle

This week was full of highs and lows.  I was thrilled to learn that my fractures were completely healed and my cast was coming off.  As I sat in the doctor’s office, I imagined my beach walks, cooking in the kitchen, walking to the bathroom, standing in the shower, wearing PANTS.  As I left in my new boot, I surely was going to be able to ditch the crutches that night and enjoy my life with two legs.

Boy, was I ever wrong.

First of all, my leg looks more like a noodle than a leg.  And each step sends shockwaves through my body.  I’m completely reliant on the crutches now.  I was told not to use the scooter and just start walking.  I totally overdid it on day one, and as I start my third day without a cast, I’m walking at a snail’s pace.

I’m trying to stay positive, but it was a huge letdown.  I’m not going to lie.  Now, I’m just hoping by Monday or Tuesday that I’m off my crutches.  I’m Pomodoring it at work and getting out from behind the desk every 25 minutes.  Patience is a virtue.  I have no choice but to embrace that.

Work-wise, I signed another new client this week and have a promising call with another on Monday.  I’m launching a website for a dear friend today and sending a mock-up for review to another.  Notably, I did get my taxes wrapped up.  I file an extension every year.  I’m keeping my head above water.

But this week, I notice major things that are slipping through the cracks:

  • I haven’t updated my care plan/recurring revenue spreadsheet for WEEKS.  I’ve added hosting and care plan clients and need to get them in place.
  • I haven’t checked in with several clients that I usually touch base with on a regular basis.
  • I haven’t updated my business website in weeks.
  • I haven’t entered my numbers for BNI in our tracking system in weeks.
  • I have 700 emails in my inbox.

Next week, my focus is on getting organized.  I’m going to carve out an hour a day for just working on my own business admin.

AND WALKING.  It’s all about walking.

RESOURCES: Cast away – transitioning to a walking boot



About WebCami

Cami MacNamara has been designing websites since 2002 from her home office in Seattle, Washington. Her career started as a way to be a stay-at-home mom. Certification soon followed and persistence paid off. Cami has designed 500+ websites and wants to share what she learned along the way. Look for her at WordCamp Seattle. Follow: WebCami.com / Twitter / Instagram