My name is Em, I’m 42 years old. I’m a wife and mother and yes I live with chronic illness; two, plus a little arthritis, to be exact. Nearly 5 years ago, weight training entered my life and changed it in ways I didn’t think was possible. Fibromystory is a personal blog of my experience of living with Fibromyalgia and Hyper Mobility Syndrome. More importantly, how managing them with a..
It’s been some time since I’ve been with you. I want to explain why but more than that, as the title suggests, I write to say Goodbye – at least for now. I’ve decided to close Fibromystory.
I have enjoyed this experience so much. Blogging has opened up a whole new world for me. I have connected with so many amazing people; finding solidarity, acceptance and learning from the experience of others. I have also learnt so much about blogging, branding, marketing and so much more. There have been successes and if I have inspired one person to find the confidence to try weight training when feeling ill, then I have realised all of my initial ambitions.
Truth is, I have reluctantly realised that as usual, my ambition has outweighed my ability and I have taken on more than I can manage. My health has been suffering and I have been finding it increasingly hard to look after myself, which in turn has had a knock on effect for my family. Something has to give. I can’t quit work as I need to pay my bills, and weight training is absolute life saver for me so that isn’t an option either. Besides if I quit what would I write about!
I did think about keeping the blog but reducing what I do with it but that simply is not who I am. If I do something I have to do it to the very best of my ability, good enough is not an option – I just can’t. I’m am all or nothing type of gal! So that’s how I came to the conclusion that this will be my last post.
As I’ve said, I enjoy it so much this has been a hard decision to make but also a confusing one.
Was I in a kind of remission from Fibro that flared?
Was taking on the blog a step to far that inadvertently tipped the equilibrium I had created?
Was it getting hit by a car 2 months after launching Fibromystory?
Fact is I’ll probably never know. Besides I don’t suppose the ‘why’s’ are that important. More the ‘what’s’, as in what am I going to do about it. So here we are.
To you my lovely followers, old and new, I thank you sincerely for your support and for allowing me to get to know you. The fact you headed over to Fibromystory tells me you have a little fire inside. Harness, it. Go for it and don’t let your illness hold you back.
In my opinion, you’re Super Heroes anyhow, so what do you have to lose?
Goodbye and best wishes always,