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The 100 Day Project 2018: Night Skies and Galaxies

The 100 Day Project, Night Skies, Galaxies BLOG
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The 100 Day Project

I am so pleased to have made it through the first 10 days of The 100 Day Project! This is the third year I am attempting to do this and I am determined to complete it this year!

If you aren't sure what this project is all about, I wrote about it in a previous post where I explained how it all started and how it works. In this post I will be showing you what I have created over the past 10 days and I will also be revealing my new theme for the next ten days!

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Baptism: Celebrating My Rebirth-day

Celebrating My Rebirth-day BLOG

April is a very special month for me. Many of my great life changes seem to have happened in April. This particular celebration is very special to me: on 7 April 2012 I was baptised in the sea at Brighton beach in the UK! 

I was 30 years old at the time. Baptism was something I had been thinking about doing for years, but I never really understood what living a life in Christ really meant and how baptism fit into it all, so I kept putting it off. In 2012 everything changed and I finally understood what Jesus' sacrifice meant for me.

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My 100 Day Project for 2018

The 100 Day Project 2018 BLOG
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The 100 Day Project

It's that time of the year again: The 100 Day Project has started and I am so excited about it this year!

I first heard about this incredible challenge in 2015, soon after falling ill, and decided it was a good way to keep busy while I recovered at home. (At that point I did not think I would still be at home 3 years later!)

I try to take part each year, but I have yet to complete a whole 100 days. I am hopeful and quite determined that 2018 will be my year to finish it. I'm changing it up this year and can't wait to share my project with you!

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A Community of ME/CFS Bloggers

ME Directory, Join on Facebook BLOG

When I was first diagnosed with ME/CFS, I felt lost. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was a condition I had never heard of before and my doctor didn't seem to know much about it either. What got me through was the support of other patients I found online. And they continue to be my support as the years go by!

For this reason I have created some groups on social media where bloggers, vloggers and other content creators with ME/cfs (and their carers) can share their posts to help support the ME/cfs community better.

My hope is that newly diagnosed patients, or anybody struggling to manage life with ME, would not struggle as much as some of us have to find the support and resources available to them. 

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Bullet Journal Layout, March 2018

March 2018 Bujo layout BLOG

My journaling has evolved much over the past few years since I discovered the Bullet Journal system. I love that this method is so flexible and streamline. The fact that my BuJo can be whatever I want it to be and if I change my mind or my style from one week to the next, it's perfectly fine and it still works!

At the start of this year I ordered a beautiful new journal, my goal was to start this year in style, but chronic illness is quite unpredictable and I ended up not really getting started on anything until now. I hope you will enjoy this little tour through this month's layout in my new Bujo - I love it and cannot wait to use it daily! 

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Quotes and Bible Verses to Share, from Feb 2018

Feb 2018 Freebies Quotes and Bible verses BLOG

In February I changed things up on my Instagram and created what I call a rainbow of positivity. My Bible verses and quotes now have plain backgrounds and span a lovely range of colours. I love how bright and cheerful they look and the encouraging messages they carry.

Here are all the Quotes and Bible Verse graphics I made and shared on social media in February. You are welcome to download any of these images.

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Update: When Intention, Creativity and Chronic Illness Collide

When intention, creativity and chronic illness collide, BLOG

This month has been quite productive! I can't believe it's almost gone already. I'm once again taking part in this thought-provoking monthly link-up with Sheryl from A Chronic Voice. I love the prompts she comes up with each month - they really force me to consider things I might not otherwise think about and perhaps, in a way, that helps to keep me focused and accountable too. This month's prompts are:

  1. Adapting - to intentional rest and fasting
  2. Practicing - watercolour blending
  3. Realising - it's hard to stick to a schedule
  4. Celebrating - a year since my parents moved to the UK
  5. Inviting - other chronic illness warriors to share their story
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Paleo-Ketogenic Breakfast and Snack Ideas

Paleo-keto Breakfast and Snacks BLOG

Some of the most common questions I get asked when people are considering the ketogenic diet is "What can I have for breakfast?" and "Which snacks can I eat?".

I have compiled a list of breakfast and snack ideas which I have enjoyed since I made my transition to Keto at the start of 2017. I hope these will inspire you.

You might notice, though, that after a while on this diet you will no longer be hungry in the morning and will be able to start fasting overnight like I do. Keto has certainly cured my munchies, I no longer need to eat every couple of hours like I used to and fast daily for 14 to 16 hours.

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Getting To Know The Me Behind The Illness

Getting to know me tag, BLOG

I've been nominated to take part in the blogging tag game "Me Behind The Illness". I think it is a great way to remind ourselves and others that we are not only our illness, but there is so much more to each of us. 

I've thoroughly enjoyed reading everyone's answers to these questions and can't wait to compile mine! Since it is about me behind the illness/without the illness, I will focus on answering the questions as though I didn't have any condition that governs my activity levels, physical and cognitive function or diet. 

This is a look at healthy Char - who I am without severe ME/CFS.

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