Today is Fibromyalgia International Awareness Day. For those who don't know, I suffer with fibromyalgia, and it is a very real and debilitating illness. This post is an informational one - if there's anything you've ever wanted to know about fibromyalgia, you can ask me here - no matter how personal - and I will attempt to answer you, either here or in a private message. I want to raise awareness of this condition which is so maligned by media and dismissed by the medical profession.
Head over to the Fibromyalgia Association UK where you can find out more and even donate to the charity if you want to.
I like this journal. I have to be relatively constrained, because it's public (unlike my LiveJournal, where I write everything) and I know people who pretend they don't care about my life are reading it. :P But I can use it for things that don't seem 'important' enough to go on my blog. It's a nice half-way house, and I should use it more often.
Wee Chum was made a 'free reader'. This means he's finished with the reading scheme books, and can read whatever he chooses for reading time both at school and at home. He is chuffed to bits. Considering this is a child who I've always had to cajole into reading, and completing the ten minutes per ni
In case you're confused, I was ghostlove before.
So yeah, there's that.
I'm nearly at the end of my Open University module for the year, just one assignment due in a couple of days and then my EMA due on 2nd June and then I'm free until October when my next module (Children's Literature) begins. I'm doing okay, I can still get a first if I get a distinction in one of my next three modules, which should be fairly straightforward, though not easy.
I'm not writing as much as I'd like to be. What I do write is technically and contextually bollocks. For an English Language and Literature student I'm not very good at writing the way I wish I cou
Today marks exactly NINE YEARS since I first joined deviantART. I've been a user on and off since then, usually corresponding with my mental health issues; when I'm very mentally unwell I tend to write more, strangely, and then when I get well again I pootle off and get on with real life.
This time, though, I'm back for good and really trying to integrate myself, trying to become a useful member of the deviantART community. I truly love this website, I love everything about it really, especially what its members have done for me and my writing over the years. I hope to become one of those members who is truly valued!
Can you believe that on