Vertigo is the main symptom of Labyrinthitis. It is caused usually by the cold or flu virus, and is an inflammation of the labyrinth in the inner ear. This is a new part of the body to me... the only Labyrinth I knew of, prior to this, is the one David Bowie leaps around wearing eye wateringly tight leggings.
It is hard - if not impossible - to (immediately) generate a generous salary from volunteering, starting a business, or a blog. I meet a lot of high achievers who suddenly morph into anti-careerists. As Marilyn Monroe said, "A career is wonderful thing, but you can't snuggle up to it on a cold night."
She knew that she didn't want to make partner. She knew that her health, family and ability to make a difference in the world were part of her definition of long-term success. Someday, she'd have the luxury of stepping back. But first, she wanted to build something up to step back from. She wanted to get promoted. And she wanted another promotion after that.