And so 2019 has finally come to an end. A hectic, tiring, and also exhilarating one for me, I’d say. What about you? I had a few health scares – dengue fever, plus bleeding to death and being rejected by the A&E. Of course there were the usual flare ups that come with the chronic illness package, plus muggle sicknesses that kept me bed-bound for stretches of time. I also had plenty of new experiences – getting thrown into the maelstrom of life once more, and not entirely in a bad way. As I’m currently on holiday now, I’ll let you get a head start with December’s linkup for once 😉 Once I get back home the post-holiday blues are bound to strike. But reading and sharing your blogs will definitely keep me occupied, and give me something pleasurable to do. I look forward to reading them all 🙂
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 the listed prompts, and publish it on your blog. Then click on the blue ‘Add 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
As Christmas and the holiday season approaches, I’m sure that many of you are travelling to see family, friends, and other loved ones. It can be great fun, and also a (literal) pain at times. I’m also sure that many of you will not be able to travel, due to circumstances out of your control, and that’s okay too. Good memories can be created anywhere; it’s the company that counts. You could also be armchair or mind travelling through the lens of a good book!
Tis’ the season for warm, fuzzy feelings and bonding, over a good mug of alcohol or hot chocolate, perhaps. It’s perfect for getting cosy with your loved ones or pets, and just spending quality time bonding with them. You could also be getting to know a stranger or colleagues better.
You could literally be warming yourself up from the cold, or warming up to new people or ideas. Not quite burning up or burning to the ground, but a comfortable temperature, sensation or feeling. You could also be providing warmth in one way or another, to someone in need this season.
The holiday may be exciting for most, but as someone with chronic or mental illness, pacing strategies usually need to go into full swing as well. Coping with the frenzy of shopping, visitations, travels, conversations, communications, cooking, and so much more can leave one drained of any spare energy supplies! How are you coping this December, so that you can be in tip top shape for the new year? You could also be coping with an unrelenting pain symptom, or with a loss of any kind.
2019 is coming to an end – how has it been, and how will you spend the rest of it? There is still some time to make good use of, or to make amends, either with yourself or someone else. You could also be ending a toxic relationship, or even something good yet unsuitable. You could be ending a bad habit or stream of negativity, or reaching the end of a good book or TV series.
You can find the previous linkups on this page, if you needed reference or wanted to read them.
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