This week, something massively exciting happened at just the time that I needed it most. Those who read my last post would probably have noticed that I have been struggling a little bit of late. Nothing particularly awful happened, some weeks are easier to deal with than others that’s all. I needed a bit of a boost and thankfully, the perfect thing arrived in my mailbox!
It’s my favourite magazine, has been for years… And this month I am in it!!
Each issue, Frankie includes a feature titled “Everybody has a story”. In issue 47 I am that story. How exciting! I’m so grateful to Stella for putting this article together. I have long wanted to share my story to help raise awareness about CRPS and chronic pain in general. I am so happy with the tone and message of the article that I could bounce off a wall or two.
I wanted people to know the pain doesn’t have to be a death sentence; millions of people live with every day. Not just survive, but live. Probably some of the people you know – not everybody with chronic pain likes to talk about it. Not everybody with chronic pain is even aware that what they live with is a real condition that is shared by so many. Some of those people feel isolated and maybe just a little bit like they are going crazy. I am so pleased and proud to have had this opportunity to help raise awareness.
I would love it ever so much if you check out the article in Frankie, you can get a copy from wherever you usually buy magazines or online here: Frankie Press Online Shop
So yeah, a magazine feature? Total mood boosting magic shot.
Also helping me put myself back together this week were my lovely friends who sent me messages, called me up and came to visit. You are all wonderful!
I’m starting to feel like my old self again. I’m starting to feel able to cope with the pain fluctuations and resultant time spent managing them again. I’m still terribly behind with things like inboxes, however I will tackle these little by little and slowly catch up with my online world. Wheeee!
Do you like to read blogs and vote for things? If so, I have the perfect opportunity for you! Voting is currently open for the Sydney Writers’ Centre Best Blogs of 2012 Peoples Choice Award. I would be most honoured if you wanted to vote for Rellacafa, but please also check out the other amazing writers that you will find on the list and send some love to your favourite Aussie bloggers! Click here to get started.
Oh, and while I am pimping myself… Have you liked the Rellacafa page on Facebook? Please do! I’d love to interact with you there. You can also find me on Twitter, YouTube, and now Instagram. No need to be shy, I promise to be friendly (unless, of course, you get creepy and then I get creepy and we get into a freaky creep off).
Self pimping complete.
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, Audy! I will do my best to keep regaining my strength and hopefully get back to regular posting next week, including sharing my favourite gems from the blogosphere on Fridays.
Love & Promos,