Ok, to my readers out there...Yes I had a pity party for one a couple days ago. I sometimes write things out just to get it out of my system and then delete it. Well, I got distracted and forgot. Thanks for your thoughts, I'm not giving up. Just working through some things and regrouping.
Right now I'm working on a wedding bouquet to take into the bridal shops as well as on the little boy shoe. I'm excited to find another avenue to getting my business name out there and that's called HARO. It's an acronym for Helping A Reporter Out. Reporters always need something to write about so you can have a list emailed to you or you can submit your keywords and writers will pick it up. I read that several people were featured in magazines, newspapers or top blogs. Just something to think about.
I'm also going to be taking my blogs a different direction. I'm going to start a weekly routine of featuring some artists, some wedding color inspirations, cool handmade finds (sort of like a treasury) and information each week on a particular flower or group of flowers. You'd be surprised at some of the history behind them. Oh yeah, and I'll keep posting my new flower arrangements as I make them.
For the moment though, I'm going to tuck my tired behind into bed....
Monday, June 28, 2010
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Saturday, June 12, 2010
I don't normally watch the show but yesterday while channel surfing, I heard some information on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (CFS/FMS). Being a sufferer myself, I decided to tune in. I can't tell you how happy it made me to see these conditions being validated. For years docs have said, "Your tests are normal, you are young, you look fine so it must be in your head." And out would come the referral to a shrink. My mom had her own professional opinion to offer: "You're tired, spelled L-A-Z-Y".
Every day for years I have pushed myself past my limits and felt guilty for not being able to do more. I'm constantly exposed to people who are older than I am but have way more energy. I don't want to disappoint friends so I push myself hard to keep up with them....only to end up loosing a couple days because I'm completely out of gas. People think I refuse offers of dinner or going out shopping etc. because I'm a snob but in reality I just don't have the energy. The whole thing becomes depressing because I'm a prisoner in my own body.
Here's to getting life back! You can find the questionnaire here.
Onto other things....my website is almost done and ready to be published over the next few days. In celebration I'm going to host a giveaway so be sure to check back for the details!