Chronic voice prompts: Slowing, Evaluating, Escaping

Chronic voice october link up prompts

Chronic Voice Prompts for the Mont You can choose min 3 prompts to all prompts)

  1. Budgeting
  2. Speeding
  3. Slowing
  4. Evaluating
  5. Escaping

Budgeting

At one time we had two full-time incomes. Then a lot of short term leaves later that ate up our savings I went to part-time. And now I cannot work at all. As you can imagine we have debt, we have n bills, we have a mortgage, and we need to eat. So we have to learn to budget more carefully since my income, if I ever get one, will be the lowerest income I have ever had (other that the nill right now). And I do have to find a way to buget that will work for us long-term.

Slowing

I have come to the realization with this relentless dizziness and verigo symptoms I need to rest when I need to rest. I need Hardcore pacing. I understand this is a time that my body needs to recover so it needs a lot of rest. And I need to drastically slow down.

Evaluating

I have done endless evaluating right now about my life. What if I stay as sick as I am? How will I need to adapt. Will I ever be well enough to have the low functionality I had before? How do I find things I can do, instead of focusing on those things I just cannot do?

Escaping

Here is actually a poem I wrote about that:

Poem- I dreamed

But we cannot escape from our bodies and limitations with illness. And I have acceptance about that. How I really escape is in my writing. It is escapism. It is a pain distraction. And it is a passion.

And this is the first series called the Haven Series if you want to escape into reading:
The Haven Series

Or my new series Riftword the first book can be found at a few retailers.

 

I am feeling good about October. I love fall. I am finishing editing a book right now. I think my doctors may find out what the cause of these vestibular symptoms is soon.

See more prompt posts:

Chronic voice promts: reconnecting, sharing, relaxing

Chronic voice prompts: figuring, completing, boring

Chronic voice link up for July

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13 comments

  1. Thanks for joining us again, Nikki. Good to hear what you’ll be up to and have been trying to cope with, even though it sounds like a painful few months/years 😦 Chronic illness can really make you evaluate and re-evaluate your life and its purpose over and over again. I hope you manage more ‘escape time’ from pain and vertigo. Sending hugs!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your struggles so many of us can relate to. I don’t have vertigo, the tiny dizzy spells I get from debilitating chronic migraines are hard – I can’t imagine what you are going through. I am grateful for your sense of hope and pray today is a better day!

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    1. It has been really difficult because of the lower functionality than I even had before. But with chronic illness I know one thing we endure, we survive, and we adapt. So I will with this too somehow.

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  3. Nikki – thank you for sharing! So many of us do need to rethink our budgets(and our lives) after our conditions set in! I just started having/realizing I’m having migraines this past year, so am still adjusting to mine(my primary condition is functional neurological disorder) – but it is so frustrating when you just don’t know when one will hit! I’m so sorry you’re dealing with vistibular issues – my sister had a lot of balance and nausea issues after her TBI and I remember seeing how tough that was on her. Gentle hugs and healing thoughts!

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    1. Vestibular difficulties are very difficult I find… but also So Draining. Like standing makes you just want to fall over. I am so sorry you are getting migraines, I wouldn’t wish those beasts on anyone.

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  4. I just love your writing, and the way you do so always makes me able to relate, especially with vertigo and dizziness which is something that I live with. Thank you for sharing and will look forward to reading your next post.
    Take care
    Rhiann xx

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  5. Nikki, I love that you have such a passion for writing. I wish I had that same passion; it probably would make my blog better, but my driving force for writing is my passion for helping others, not for the pure love of writing, unfortunately.

    I think I’m going to be ordering a couple of your books for my son. He really enjoys the fantasy genre. Are they available on Amazon?

    I enjoyed reading your answers to the prompts. Sheryl always gives us something to think about, doesn’t she?

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