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This is NOT EASY!

So far creating this blog has been a serious departure from my normal way of doing things.  In the past I would research and head in so many directions that I would convince myself that it’s just impossible to ever do it RIGHT and I could certainly never compete with all of the gorgeous blogs already out there.  That’s because I have been lurking through blogs for YEARS!  Reading and studying them like they were feeding me information that I needed to survive.  That’s because I sort of did need them to survive.  For over 10 years, off and on, I have spent countless hours flat on my back in bed, too sick to do any of the things I desperately wanted or needed to do.  So to keep my sanity, I would search through the blogs for decorating ideas, craft projects, recipes, business tips….all for when I would hopefully feel well enough to do them.  And as I read through the blogs, I found myself most hoping for those little glimmers of personal connection when the writers would drop their guard from their self-created perfect lives and talk about what’s real and authentic in their private lives.  Being sick so much doesn’t bid well for keeping up with an active social life.  Friends get tired of canceled plans and when you have an ongoing chronic illness, nobody stops by with a meal to get you through.  So, often I went days or weeks with just these blogs as my window into what was happening in people’s lives, even though I didn’t know them,I felt as though I did.  Facebook helps people like me that have limited social interaction but I enjoy the blogs that provided information and an ongoing connection.   So, I am going to put my perfectionism aside and JUST DO IT with this blog.  One step at a time.  It’s far from perfect but its a beginning and that’s better than nothing!!

In blogging/ musings

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Lisa
    October 30, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    “what if I fall?” Oh, but darling…what if you fly?! <3

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    nanapennypockets
    December 3, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Oh LeeAnn, So glad to have you posting. I know just where you’re coming from. The isolation of illness and health conditions that keep us homebound, makes the internet our life line with the outside world. And yes, though many never know it, they become our friends as we wander through the wonderful pages they have written and we know they are just for us. And now – you’re out there touching lives also. I read your post and knew I’d found a new friend. Thank you for sharing.
    Love, Hugs, and Prayers,
    NanaPennypockets

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      LeeAnn Walker
      December 3, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      Oh NanaPennyPockets, You have truly touched my heart! Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment. And yes, we have clearly found eachother for a reason! So happy to have a new friend!!
      Much love,
      LeeAnn

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    Jennifer
    December 7, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    LeeAnn, I agree with nanapennypockets above! You have so much to share with others. Thanks for being brave enough to put it out there. I look forward to reading more about you and getting to know you!

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      LeeAnn Walker
      December 8, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Jennifer, Thank you so much for saying that…it means so much to me! I am so happy to “meet” you and look forward to getting to know you too!

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    Kat
    January 1, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    This is a beautiful blog! Looking forward to reading and all you have to share!

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      LeeAnn
      January 1, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you so much!! I am so glad you are here!!

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    Mentalintrigue
    January 4, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    You have a great start to what seems a beautiful blog. Congratulations!

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      LeeAnn
      January 4, 2018 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you so much!! I hope you will come back. I have so much planned!!

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      LeeAnn
      January 4, 2018 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you! I hope you will be back. I have so much planned!!

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    Tracy aka Boobalacakes
    January 5, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Beautiful. Chronic illness needs awareness. Write as your true self and you will be fine. Good luck and I look forward to more!

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      LeeAnn
      January 5, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you Tracy. I am really hoping to lend support to the Chronic Illness community through my blog. I am so glad that you found me!!

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    Lauren Zalewski
    January 9, 2018 at 2:41 am

    This is so wonderful, and I cannot wait to see you flourish and shine in the blogging world as you clearly already do in your real life. A voice like yours is much-needed for ANYONE, but speaking as someone from the chronic illness community, you’re a breath of fresh air. So happy to have met you and to follow you! Chronic illness is so much more than pain, doctor’s appointments, medications, tears and binge-watching Netflix. Some of us want to LIVE! Thank you for being our voice.

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      LeeAnn
      January 9, 2018 at 2:46 am

      Such an honor to have such beautiful words from someone I feel so inspired by. Thank you so much. I feel a Kindred Spirit connection with you. I look forward to a long and wonderful friendship!

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