The first quarter of the year is upon us, and I feel like I can’t catch my breath! I’ve been sick since January, so it feels like time hasn’t moved since then. I hope that your year has been better than mine so far? You can find the writing prompts for April below. I and many others with chronic illnesses would love to hear from you. It’s always nice to know that we’re not alone in our pain and isolation. Sending gentle hugs!
What It’s All About
It is a monthly get together for anyone with chronic illnesses. An opportunity to share, to listen, and to learn from one another. I also think it’s a great way to provide insight into life with chronic pain, from many different points of view. All you have to do is write a short excerpt for at least three of listed prompts, and publish it on your blog. Then click on the blue ‘Add Your Link’ button below to add your blog entry here. Voilà, you’re now part of the party!
A Few Simple Rules:
- Only 1 link per website.
- Do comment on at least 2 other blog posts in this linkup if you participate. Helping to spread the word on your social media is always appreciated, but not required.
- This linkup starts on the 1st of every month. There will be 5 different prompts. It will close at the end of each month before midnight. All timings listed are in Singapore time (+8 GMT).
- Pick at least 3 of the prompts to write about. 5 is best, of course! 😉
- We also ask that you share this main link to at least one of your social media outlets within the same month.
- Failure to follow these rules might get you blacklisted from future linkups. Let’s keep it fair for all 🙂
Prompts for the Month
Chronic illness is an ongoing process, so this is pretty much an adjective for many of us out there. Which parts of it do you find the most exhausting, or difficult to cope with? Or perhaps you are tired with aspects other than illness? You could also be tirelessly working on or striving towards something, in the good sense of the word!
This prompt covers a pretty wide scope, so go for it! It could literally be about your education in school, or about educating others on invisible illnesses and disabilities. Or it could be about equipping yourself with more research and knowledge about your illnesses, hobbies or work. After all, there’s always something for us to learn.
You could receive something from someone else, or from within yourself. Receiving isn’t always a positive thing, I concur. For example, acquiring an STD or abuse. But it can also be something positive, such as some retail therapy, good nutrition, good thoughts, or good vibes. It could also be about good memories with loved ones, or even something intangible through self-reflection and self-care.
As with the previous prompt, giving goes both ways, and can be both good and bad. You could be giving your teens or an ignorant stranger an earful. You could be giving your family your all. You could be giving yourself more love and compassion, and it’s still possible to give that to others despite our circumstances. You could even be giving yourself or your living space a makeover, or giving presents of the physical kind!
You could be having trouble with or are continuing to quieten your mind and soul, whilst living with pain every damn day. You could be trying to calm physical inflammation down, or perhaps you require a quiet environment in order to cope with your symptoms or to heal. You could even be trying to find ways to quiet your pets down (I know my birds can be pretty noisy! 😉 ).
You can find the previous linkups on this page, if you needed reference or wanted to read them.
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