Today is my Birthday! Except not really. Maybe I'll call it a...spiritual birthday? Nahh, that sounds way too fancy.
What I mean is, a year ago today is when my life began again!
You may have noticed my blog is called "Making it Well", and I mention in my profile how I'd been sick, but now I'm well? I thought I'd go into a little more detail since some people have expressed an interest.
Before a year ago, I'd been ill for over 10 years with M.E aka C.F.S (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). Sometimes people think "oh, so you were a bit tired? Yeah, I have a bit of CFS too actually." Umm, no. What people don't understand is the devastating levels of fatigue you can experience. There are other symptoms too, but for me the main one was tiredness. Fatigue that means you can't even get dressed. Or that having a shower is about the only thing you can do in a day.
Most people just don't get it- it's hard to imagine.
I had it in varying degrees of severity over those 10 years, but basically.. hmm, I don't want to be a downer, but it was hell and really ruined my life. I pretty much couldn't leave the house for a lot of that time.
But enough of that depressingness, I have to focus on the good bits, like how I'm finally better! One year ago today I found the answer I'd been searching for all that time- a way out of that nightmare!
So since then, I've been trying to build up my life- trying to find out how to be a 'normal' person.
While I was sick, I still dreamed of the things I wanted to do when I was better. I got inspired by finding blogs- people online were making stuff, really cool stuff! I managed to make a few things, but it was painfully slow and hard. When I got better, I could finally pursue my dreams of creativity. And that's what the blog is about!
I still feel like I have a long way to go, in terms of the crafts I do, as well as life in general. I've started my first job ever. I need to learn to drive! And I still don't know what I want to do with my life. I'll get there... there's a future ahead of me now!
So, I guess this is a little bit of a self-indulgent waffle... but it's pretty important to me!
Oh, and if anyone is interested in how I got well- I did something called the Lightning Process, which is another story in itself. I'd be happy to chat to anyone who wanted to know more. I know it has helped a lot of people, including some who I know.
Yay for being alive, you guys! I'm so glad I can live now!