Monday was a long weekend here in Canada, and it was a beautiful one - warm, sunny, and smelling of spring. A friend called me up and armed with camera and sketchbook, we walked down to Victoria Park, a public park that runs along the edge of the harbour. It's pretty big, so you can wander around for quite a while.Well, we "wandered around" for … [Read more...] about Meeting myself where I am.
Coping With Chronic Illness
Today is International ME/CFS Awareness Day. It's a timely reminder of why I'm an artist, and why I do what I do. I don't really know why other people choose art. I didn't choose it because I wanted to say something, or had some vision to express (although those things are still true for me). I chose it because I needed a reason to live. I … [Read more...] about Giving my life a purpose
Oh helplessness. You and me have a long, and colorful history. You've been by my side, hanging out for over 9 years now. And I'm sure that you've served a good purpose, somewhere, somehow. I'm sure you've tried to protect me in some way.But it might be time for you to move along now, and go search for new horizons. Or at least take early … [Read more...] about Helplessness
Last week, January 14th happened and I missed it completely. I'm shocked, pleased, all manner of things. Mostly happy. It got lost in the flurry of finding my gorgeous new apartment and planning the move. Compared to 4 years ago, this is a miracle. What are you talking about, Sarah? January 14th, 2001 was the day my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome … [Read more...] about Miles ahead
My job at the health food store is starting to wear me out. I find I'm spending just as many days recovering from working as I am working. Which means I'm losing 4-6 days a week. I'm starting to resent my job. This happened last time I worked too - 6 to 8 weeks in, my body starts to crumble. It just can't handle it anymore. I worked 3 days … [Read more...] about Maybe not such a working girl.