• Brief Thoughts

    Why I Love Blogging

    The 5 things I love about it Writing This has to be the first thing obviously. It is my whole reason for being and blogging. I’ve always loved writing since being a child. After I became a disabled person I’ve been able to write on my tablet. I wrote a journal. Before that I wrote in notebooks. Sharing I love the fact that blogging means sharing. Sharing things with others which may give them pleasure, or resonate with them or that they can relate to. The are other disabled and chronically ill people out there who might need to relate or communicate with others like themselves. Learning There is so…

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    Writing a blog is my grown-up project

    And it means a lot to me Talent comes from originality which has a special manner of thinking of seeing of understanding and of judging. Guy de Maupassant, Pierre et Jean I recently read some blogging tips. The advice was ‘start with a small project’. It made me think. What is a small project? Does it mean writing a short blog. Or writing a blog and doing some small scale marketing for it. Or maybe something else, like organising all the rubbish that you collect and putting it in some sort of order. When I was young, I loved projects. We did them at school. I remember doing one on…

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    Can reading a blog tell you how to change your life?

    And does it really help? If I had a pound for every title or tagline that absolutely swears this thing or that will change my life, I wouldn’t need to do anything for money in my life ever again. I could change, transform and make everything better overnight. It has become a sort of epidemic in writing. You are promised every sort of panacea to whatever you think is wrong with your life. Surely if it was as easy as these articles, blogs, you tubers, podcasters claim, we would all have done it by now and we wouldn’t need them. We would all have transformed ourselves wondrously from whatever we…

  • Disability issues

    How My Life Changed Almost Overnight

    And what I’ve learned In 2004 fear took over my life. This is when the first symptoms of MS began, and I had no idea what was happening to me. I went from a fit, active person to someone who could only walk a short distance, had difficulty driving, could no longer type with both hands and so many other things. Almost overnight. The fear was intense, I suffered panic attacks, I cried a lot, lashed out at my husband and he at me. This was completely alien to me, we had been married for a long time and for the most part happily. Neither of us could understand why…

  • Disability issues

    How it feels to live with chronic illness

    Six things I learned that may help “Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life”. – Seneca – Letters from a Stoic These are wise words indeed, especially if you are living with a chronic illness or are a disabled person, when everyday can bring different symptoms, different feelings and obstacles. Not so easy though is it? Yesterday, I gave in. For two days I had been feeling awful, deep down I knew why, but, as usual, I kept going. For two weeks before Christmas I was busy as we all are. Being in a wheelchair doesn’t mean I get away with not planning…