Dressember 2: Sick Days & Slavery

For the month of December – in honor of Dressember – I’ll be blogging everyday! Thoughts on anything from fighting for justice to feminism, from dresses I’m wearing to books I’m reading, and everything in between. 


I get sick a lot. Like, a lot. So much so that sometimes when I mention I’m not feeling well or I was sick recently, some of my students roll their eyes. “Seriously? You’re ALWAYS sick, Krysti…” Ya, I’ve noticed.

Since I work at home, sick days are interesting. An overachiever at heart, I can’t bear to just sit around and do nothing – especially when my office is in full view from my couch. I typically work half days, or three fourth days, or send emails from my couch while wrapped in a blanket. But today was different. Today was completely-slept-through-my-alarm, couldn’t-sit-up-till-10-am, had-to-cancel-my-dentist-appointment sick. Okay, I still checked my email. But other than that, it’s been Netflix in between naps, only getting up to fill my water bottle. Doesn’t sound fun, right? Yet I realized today how lucky I am to be able to take a sick day.  Read More