A Life Reminder

It's been over a year since I left school. A year since I had the non avoidable meltdown of 'I don't know what the hell I am going to do with my life' and of course the other old meltdown 'I am so not ready to be an adult.' Let's be honest here everyone has those.

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My Travel Diary || Cruise Around The Islands

If you know me you would know that I have always wanted to travel around the islands and this year it finally happened! This getaway was exactly what I needed when I needed it. Cruising around the islands was without a doubt the most relaxing thing I have ever done!

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"She Went Out, She's Not Sick"

We all know when we're sick we don't go out. We stay home, we rest, we recover, we go back to living our lives. And this is where the misconception starts.. While yes chronically ill people are sick, it's a complicated kind of sick and one that gets put under a lot of scrutiny. 

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Exercise

Every time I hear the words 'gym, exercise and workout' I cringe a little inside. It's not because I hate exercise, it's because I hate not being able to do it. I hate that my body isn't physically strong enough to do a simple workout. I hate that if I did go to the gym the consequences would be huge- at least a week being bed ridden. But the thing I hate the most is exercise (the thing I loved the most) was the very thing that pushed my body over the edge and ultimately left me with CFS.

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The Good Behind The Bad

Yes illness changes us, but we can also change how it affects us and impacts our lives.I know I always write about the 'ugly' side of being chronically ill. I guess the 'ugly' side could be also called the truth. The thing about the truth is most of the time it isn't what we want to read or hear but needs to be said. I felt this side of living with CFS needed to be talked about.

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2016: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

2016.. You've been a right b***h to say the least. No, but seriously I am glad this year is over. This year has been filled with every good, bad and ugly moments you could ever think of and it's thrown me right in the deep end.

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Young, Sick and Lost

Having a chronic illness and being sick involves a lot of grieving. Grieving for who you were, what you had and what you could do and that's ok. It's ok because grieving is apart of healing and once you heal from losing yourself you can begin to reinvent yourself. 

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An Open Letter: To Those Who Don't Believe I Am Sick

Dear...

I haven't been diagnosed with the likes of a terminal illness and I guess that is what makes it hard to understand. I have been diagnosed with an illness that is beyond complicated, can deteriorate at any time and there is no cure for. And some people can't wrap their heads around that.

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LIFE UPDATE: Where have I been?

As we all know life is unpredictable and gets in the way. And that is what has happened with me. I love writing and blogging, its what I'm passionate about and its my escape. But like everything its time consuming and it requires constant attention.. And a lot of it

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I'm here, I'm alive

I'm here, I'm alive. I may as well have some fun" - Cartia Mallan

Living and being alive are two different things. The way I see it is you can either be living to merely exist or you can live to be alive and have some fun. 

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Recovery: Part lll

Recovery. What exactly is recovery? By definition 'it is a return to a normal state of health, mind and strength- the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.'  If only getting to the recovery stage was as simple as its definition.

Recovery is a process, a very long one at that. Honestly I thought recovery was pretty straight forward- you get sick, you recover, you get on with your life. By hell I was wrong.. 

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The Run-Down On Anxiety

Do you remember the last time you faced one of your fears. Doesn’t matter what the fear. One fear that people can relate the most to is public speaking. Do you remember how scared you were? Do you remember everyone’s eyes on you? Do you remember shaking? Now imagine feeling that all the time. Imagine that every second of your life is a presentation and the whole world is the audience... 

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