Hello all! Looking for advice on work and building my business - and finances. I've been struggling with chronic energy problems for 9 months. I believe it's CFS; getting some final blood tests done to double check. I run an annual design festival. It's heading into its 4th year - preparations are underway. I've got a small team of freelancers. I'm struggling to get a sustainable balance: I love work so end up working consecutive days when I'm aiming to just work 2 days a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Then I get exhausted... and can't work. We run on sponsorship which hasn't come through yet. I will back pay myself for the work I've done, when we get it. That means I haven't had any income for a few months. Luckily I have savings which I'm living off. I don't think I'm eligible for any financial support from government (I'm in the UK). People seem to want this festival to happen every year, and ideally I'd like to grow it and take it to other countries. People want it to get increasingly higher standards. I'm not sure if I can deliver. Other people imagine that I could make profit out of it, even without working on it for very much time each week - but this would involve a lot of hard work for me to get it to this stage; I don't know much about making profits and business models etc. It's an exciting idea for me that I'd be able to grow this business into a place where I could make profit annually no matter how unwell I become - but is that realistic? I'm getting ideas from people that are healthy - they don't understand brain fog. Brain fog stops me from being able to make strategic decisions a lot of the time. I'm not even quite managing the basics of what need to be done in the business, like responding to emails. I'm scared. I'm concerned that running my own business is detrimental to my health. I love this job, and if I stopped making the festival happen, I'd feel really sad. I like being self employed. Are there any other founders out there? How did you cope - is running your own business possible when you've got CFS? The festival involves orchestrating lots and lots of people. I have other skills that I could make a bit of money from if I had to give up the festival, but if it's possible to continue it, I want to. What should I do? Risk my health and continue working? Give up something I've built and then have no income and live off savings until they run out? I'd really love to be able to meet up with someone that has run their own business even though they have brain fog. And I'd also love to meet someone who can help me understand what I need to do to make sustainable profit despite my health, if that is possible. Sorry if this is a bit unclear... struggling a bit today.