(Adventure Time. J's favorite cartoon. We always joke that our friend Jimmy totally could have written it.)
When I am sick, it feels like the world is coming to an end. I stress, I whine, I feel incredibly sorry for myself. It's not just whiny in a "ugh, I feel SO terrible, I'm going to DIE" sort of way... it's also a "Why is this happening to meeeee????" Because being sick is not only never convenient, it also comes right when you've either been looking forward to something forever or you've been putting off something forever and now you have to get it done. Even though you're sick. Like the final paper for your last class of the semester. Or a cake tasting with two of your friends that you haven't seen in several weeks. Or your Mom's Preschool's Christmas Pageant. Or, you know, work. That thing that I do that gives me money to pay our bills and to buy Christmas presents. Being sick isn't just inconvenient to me right now- it also makes me feel like I'm letting everyone else down. And being a disappointment? That, friends, is my worst fear.