I'm typing up this post in bed, the first time that I have done so as for the past few years I've stayed stubborn and sat at my desk to blog even when my pain almost brought me to tears. Recently though sitting completely upright, like at a desk, has been near impossible. On a good day I can maybe manage it for 10 minutes and then I'll need about a 15 minute lay down to try and recover before starting again and with that routine I'm just not getting anything done.
Photo credit: Makeup Savvy
Blogging is the only thing that I've managed to keep doing throughout all my health problems so when my body started preventing me from doing that over the past 6 months I did start to become very frustrated. I'm not really sure what the point of this post is but I felt like I really just need to vent a few feelings about blogging and why things have been quiet. On my good days I have to pick between blogging and leaving the house as doing both simply isn't possible and ever since I got my powerchair it's been a no brainer for me, leaving the house will always take priority. But blogging is the thing that keeps me going, it gives me something to do so not being able to do it as much as I used to has been destroying me emotionally. Believe me when I say there is only so much TV you can watch during the day.
To help I am looking into a few different over bed tables (like the hospital tables) right now to enable me to blog in bed comfortably, it's something I've always found difficult as I can't sit up in bed due to my spinal fusion so I have to lay completely flat. I've found a few options on Amazon though so hopefully things will become easier soon and I do really hope so because I'm missed blogging so much. I've got so many edited photos ready to go, about 20 different posts I could type up, if only my body would let me.
When I have been able to post recently I've been making sure that I'm using my energy to talk about things that really matter to me. My post about accessibility and getting my local LUSH store to buy a ramp was one of my favourite posts to write and the reaction I got from everyone when it went live was amazing, I think it's the most popular lifestyle post I've published this year. I want to blog about disability a lot more, it makes no sense for me to stay quiet on a topic that is such a huge part of my life and I've become so passionate recently about trying to change things for the better for disabled people in my own small ways. I think ever since I talked to LUSH and managed to get them to a buy a ramp, thus letting a whole new group of people access their store, it's really encouraged me to get more involved with issues like accessibility. The Paralympics is on right now and I've already got a post lined up about it, the good and the bad parts. I don't know about you though but I'm really loving it and have it on all throughout the day in the background, Team GB are smashing it.
As I said before I'm not really sure what the point of this post is, I just wanted to write something chatty like I used at the very start. Reminds me, I've nearly been blogging for 5 years, that's a bit cool. Sure I will write a post about it and my 'blogging journey' when the date comes around, for now though I think I've rambled enough!