My Spoonie Life this Winter
Do y'all remember that song with the lyrics, "winter just isn't my season?" Truth!
Though I really enjoyed connecting with you guys this month, I know I wasn't here much. Which I regret, but could not really do anything about, unfortunately.
Here's what I have learned...
(1) If I don't write all my blog posts in advance, this is what participating in the UBC is probably going to look like.
(2) Might look like this even if I do.
(3) My epic crash this past month might be connected to doing #allthethings in December even though I was sick.
About that last one - I was so happy to be spending time with my friends, getting some Christmas shopping done, and eating fun food, that I went out and went out and went out, even though I was burdened by the latest plague my son caught at work.
It felt like I was getting away with it.
But chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME/CFS as it is usually now called, seems to have had the last laugh, because this month has been a wash! Sheesh.
Spoonie Self-Care & Spirituality
But you know what, I am still grateful I got to participate and connect with you guys at all.
My commitment to myself this year includes emotional and spiritual healing, rest and self-care. And I am learning that my illnesses are a kind of spiritual initiation.
It's likely I'd resist healing and spiritual growth without them. At least to some degree.
So, I guess - *cough* *mumbles* *shrugs* - I am grateful for them, too. ;)
How Did the UBC Challenge Go