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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Friday, March 16, 2012

To Blog or not to Blog, that is the Question

I have been reading other's blogs.  Reading about storytelling with a purpose, etc.  I haven't found my niche.  My blog doesn't seem to have a purpose other than it is an emotional journal for me.  How can I make it more interesting to my followers?  I don't have an exciting life.

Last night I couldn't fall asleep.  I felt anxious about work.  I still feel anxious this morning.  Sometimes my stomach hurts.  I can't wait till I get used to my job and relax a bit.

I went out for breakfast with my bff and then to the Senior Center to sign up for a New Orleans trip.  I am excited about that.  I have always wanted to go there.  I enjoy architecture and will love the French Quarter!
Looking forward to a tour of a plantation as well!

Yesterday it was so nice out.  I went to visit Mom with my son and we took her outside.  We walked the little outdoor area outside her window then sat on a bench for a bit.  Just nice to feel fresh air.  We will all try to get her out with the nicer weather.  I t is good to see her doing so well.

3 comments:

Linda said...

Some people are just born writers and can make anything sound interesting. Some are passionate about their 'cause' and love/live to promote it. I don't have an answer to your dilemma.

Craftnique said...

I have always wanted to go to New Orleans! Plantations etc.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I agree write about what interests you and because you love to write.

Don't do it because you feel you have to, as that way it becomes a chore.

Gill