Today is Day 8 of #HAWMC (WEGO’s Health Activist Writers Monthly Challenge). The prompt today is:
Little Engine Post. Write a list post with 10-15 lines that start each with “I think I can…” Write 5 lines at the end that start with “I know I can.” They can be big goals or something that’s been on your to-do list for the last few weeks- it’s all up to you.
I started writing this post and listed all these things under “I think I can” and realized that they all should be under “I KNOW I CAN”! This post will list a lot of things that are a challenge, but I KNOW I can do it!! It’s a pretty random list, things that came to mind as I was writing,and it’s in no particular order.
- I KNOW I can finish this blogging challenge. (having a chronic illness can make every commitment a challenge, but I know I can do it!)
- I KNOW I can visit two friends in one day this weekend. (this could prove to be a challenge. I will be visiting them after riding in a car for 3 hours. I hope all will go well. I really want to see my friends, I don’t have many and I don’t get to see them often. I know I can do it!)
- I KNOW I can help cook sometimes. (I actually helped hubby cook on Sunday! Something I love to do, but has become too dangerous because of my disequilibrium and vertigo. However, on good days, I can still help!)
- I KNOW I can keep up my blog. (there are times that I doubt I can keep this blog going. When my health interferes it takes so much to keep writing, but I know it is then that I need to write the most. I need to let others see me vulnerable. There may be times that posts don’t come as often as I’d like, but I know I can keep it up!)
- I KNOW I can be the best advocate for me. (there is no one who knows me as well as I do, therefore there is no one who can advocate for me as well as I can. My healthcare team beware! 🙂
- I KNOW I can have the courage to try new treatments. (sometimes I feel I’m done, I just don’t want to try any more. I know there is not cure. I’m tired of trying. But, I know I have the courage to keep trying. I need to try.)
- I KNOW I can go on vacation with my husband. (We’ve been talking about going to visit family that lives close to 3000 miles away, I know I can fly and go on the trip. Crossing all fingers and toes!)
- I KNOW I can go shopping. (With my hubby or a good friend I know I can go shopping. I just need my trusty walker and I should be good to go. On a good day that is.)
- I KNOW I can take a bath by myself. (this really is an I THINK I can. I may not be able to. I have a lot of anxiety taking a bath or shower because of vertigo and overall disequilibrium. I am better with a bath than a shower. However, sometimes I still have vertigo start when I am in the bath and I need help, FAST. So I think I can take a bath by myself. That doesn’t mean I really can, so normally hubby helps me get in the tub and leaves me and I just yell if I need him.)
- I KNOW I can have fun with my husband. (we laugh together almost every day, not matter how sick I am.)
- I KNOW I can be a good friend. (I think I’m a better friend now than I was before I got sick.)
- I KNOW I can live with this pain. (sometimes I doubt this, but I know I can do it! The pain from the migraines and the degenerative disc can be overwhelming at times.)
- I KNOW I can be an advocate for others living with chronic illnesses, especially those with Meniere’s Disease. (I’m just a little voice in a large pond, but I’ll use my little voice as much as I can.)
- I KNOW I CAN……
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