It can be easy when you're ill to stick to what you know, it can be for various reasons like knowing how much energy and payback or it can be you are out of practice and it's not comfortable. So this weekend I'm throwing myself in the deep end. Not knowing if I can swim … Continue reading Daring To Jump Into The Unknown
I love the light quality of the autumn, the slight crispness in the air and the beauty of the changing colours all around. I quite enjoy the cold cat paws that land on my lap when Dibley comes to warm up and cuddle. These are a few of my favourite things as the song goes … Continue reading Autumn Simple Pleasures
I am a homebody by nature and for me, there is nothing like being in your own quiet oasis. When you have a chronic illness the feeling of choosing to be in your home isn't always there. You can end up with cabin fever, even if it takes months to build up. What do you … Continue reading Needing To Escape
I know I'm not the first person to have to readdress the balance of trying to stay well but also be a participant of life. I haven't been getting the balance right recently. Most of it has been out of my control, more doctors appointments meetings and family events and just generally trying to keep … Continue reading Readdressing The Balance
"Don't forget, I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." When I watched Notting Hill for the first time, the quote above didn't really impact me. It started to resonate when I got ill. I wanted to have that moment where I became just a girl looking for … Continue reading See Me Before M.E
Do you ever panic that you aren't doing enough with your life? Every September when school starts again I get overwhelmed with the feeling I'm not doing enough and I'm wasting time. When I first came out of education I was taking a gap year to see if I could recover enough to do an … Continue reading Ambition, Panic and M.E
Ever since I came back from Madeira I have had the most tremendous brain fog. There are so many half ideas dotted around on my phone, iPad and MacBook. I just can't seem to formulate the ideas into cohesive content. Thankfully, I have had a few spare blog posts but I am aware I have … Continue reading Blogging Through Brain Fog
I feel like a very proud parent, the blog has got through a whole year. There were some slightly scary parts to this year but also some wonderful uplifting moments. This blog has been my baby, even with a tech nerd for a brother I built this blog and designed every logo I've had. I … Continue reading Happy Birthday Seeing Me In Reality!