The top story of today is…YOU. Share with your readers your proudest accomplishments in the last 5 years. Don’t be shy, tell us everything!
It has been a rough five years to be honest. Just coming off a long term leave from work which was necessary but difficult in many ways.
Therefore, I have tried to keep busy with things that I know improve mood and keep me inspired.
I love to write. I blog, I write fiction and non-fiction. While I was off I finished the second book in a series I am writing. It is called All Drugged Up (Smashwords editions) and is urban fantasy fiction. I also wrote another book in that time frame but it has yet to be edited. Writing fiction is very much escapism for me. Just developing an entire world and characters I can delve into. It is a great pain distraction.
I also started my Facebook group Making Invisible Disabilities Visible about four years ago. With 3500 likes to date! Originally I shared content I found but then I learned to create my own images, so I do a lot of that. I also share as much research information as I can, without overloading people. Mostly my areas of focus are chronic pain and invisible disabilities, but I will share about specific conditions at times since I do come across a great deal of migraine and FM related topics.
I also began to help with the Facebook page and group Migraine Misfits. I admin on their public page for Saturdays and create content. I admin in their Closed group on Saturdays as well. I enjoy raising awareness for the topic and keeping up to date with research. Plus I also enjoy creating content as it is a way to express creativity.
I recently started blogging for Migraine Checked and this is my intro post with them. They don’t pay me for it, but they do give my social media contacts, it was more for something to do that interests me. I enjoy blogging, so I thought some specific migraine posts for their site would be interesting.
I write non-fiction articles for Examiner.com and have since 2013 on Fibromyalgia. It is a way for me to keep up to date on research and a topic I am interested in of course.
So mostly a lot of writing and raising awareness is what I have done in the last five years to be honest.
Here is poem I wrote an put on my page. I write poetry in my spare time.