elizabeth tobey
Mar 14, 2016 · 1 min read

When I had knee surgery I got online about 4 hours after coming out from anesthesia. I wasn’t allowed to walk on the leg for eight weeks (no weight at all) and the first week I was working from home because I had to be in this crazy leg-moving machine at least eight hours a day, preferably twelve if I could tolerate being still that long.

Lying in bed, groggy and feeling like crap, I started emailing folks at work. I immediately got a reply from my boss saying something like “holy crap you just had major surgery STOP NOW!” to which I replied, “I have nothing else to do!!!” and she promptly said “RELAX.”

Your manifesto is a much needed self-imposed tool. Having a boss like mine is another really, really wonderful resource.

    elizabeth tobey

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    East coaster with a secret SF love affair. I enjoy juxtaposing things. Also: Cheese and tiny dachshunds.