The second week that I was away from home I was in Scarborough for a few days respite. Whilst there I had nothing I needed to do, all my meals were made, my room was cleaned and I could do just what I wanted, bliss. As I was less physically active, my mind took over as it often does, but this time I was able to document much of it. I had some new ideas, covered some difficult topics and came up with a plan. this was all well and good, but then came the reality and realisation that this is only possible when real life stops and I have no responsibilities. This hit me before I even got home whilst spending the weekend with Emily and Rob and getting literally no sleep at all on Saturday night, finally waking Rob and bursting into tears with fatigue and disappointment, it felt like all my dreams had come crashing down.
My thought was to work on a new website and create a new look Crafty Jane’s. This is the vision as I wrote it down whilst I was away.
I have spent most of the last 20 years regretting things that have been taken away from me by illness and bad luck. I spend so much time focusing on what I can’t do and what I want to do, but am denied.
Many people say to me “what do you want to do?” “What can you do?” It all seems quite hopeless as the things I dream of are mostly not possible. So here I am trying a different approach. Within my limitations what can I do?
- I can gather information
- I can organise
- I can share experiences and information
- I can make things (albeit slowly)
- I can think.
So here is my plan for a new look website. It’s called Crafty Jane’s as I used it originally to sell cards, but maybe my creativeness lies in other areas too.
During my life and illness to date, I have gathered many experiences both in my working a personal life and I want to use this to provide information.
My vision is for a multi faceted site, to house my blog Crafting with ME and also to contain information and resources in the areas important to me;
- Living with ME/CFS/FM
- Having Disabilities
- Food (due to food intolerances)
- Craft (my interest)
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