I’m almost grateful to have been dealt the hand that I have, if anything it’s given me a broader outlook on life.
What we are here to do is work with each other within our communities. We can’t change the world all at once, but we can do small things all the time that amount to something BIG. Whether it’s helping someone get to the doctor, growing a garden with neighbors, or helping patrol our neighborhoods, we all can do something.
As someone who has multiple chronic illnesses, it took a long time for me to realize that I wasn’t not doing my part because I wasn’t out protesting injustice anymore. That was part of my internal struggle with being chronically ill, I had to come to terms with the fact that that wasn’t something I could do. However, I learned that there is so much more you can do for your community, so much more your community needs from you.
So I am just here to ask you to look around, what can you do? If you’d like to chat or commiserate, feel free to reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org