Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – A Day In The Life Of Hailey Hudson

Hailey is outside, looking back over her shoulder, she is smiling. Title reads A day in my life with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Interview with Hailey Hudson, by Chronically Hopeful
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series A Day In My Life

Welcome to my first guest post in this new series where we will explore the impact of chronic illness and disability on our daily lives. Illness can have devastating effects not only on our own lives and bodies, but also on those closest to us.

Despite this, you might be surprised to find out just how resilient and courageous people with chronic conditions are. We weren't really given a choice in the matter, we have to quickly learn to adapt in spite of harsh conditions. I hope you will enjoy this series and perhaps even learn a few tricks on how you might improve your quality of life.

Today I have the privilege of sharing Hailey Hudson's story with you.

Hailey is a 19-year-old published author who freelances as a voiceover artist and is the site coordinator at a charity that tutors refugee children.

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The 100 Day Project – Watercolour Sunsets

The 100 Day Project 2018, Sunsets, BLOG
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The 100 Day Project

It's been a while since I posted my last round-up of paintings for The 100 Day Project. That's because I actually took a whole month off! 

I am very pleased to be back to it though and have thoroughly enjoyed painting each evening. The sunny summer evenings are just perfect for painting!

This week I picked up where I left off at the start of May with Sunsets as the theme. I will also reveal next week's theme today.

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Nicole Starbuck on Faith Through Illness

Nicole sitting on a sofa, leaning her head on her hand, smiling. Title reads Faith through Generalised anxiety disorder, interview with Nicole Starbuck, by Chronically Hopeful
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Faith Through Illness

Welcome to the first interview in a new series called Faith Through Illness. I hope you will find these stories to be encouraging and a blessing. I know I am loving each one that arrives in my inbox and I cannot wait to share them with you!

Today I'm sharing Nicole's beautiful journey of faith. She ​is the co-founder of "Jumpstart Positivity", a community focus​ed on personal growth, positive thinking and making impactful change. Do go visit her site and leave some comment love!

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Bullet Journal – June Layout And Mid-Year Flip Through

Mid-year Bullet Journal flip-through, Chronically Hopeful Blog

As we head into a new month I am excited to show you my new bullet journal layout for June! I'll also share more detail about my symptom and mood tracker as well as a layout comparison with previous months.

I cannot believe we are already half-way through 2018, time is just racing by so fast. I only started this year's journal in March, so I don't have 6 months of journal updates to show you, but I will share the 4 months I have done so you can see how my journal has evolved over time.

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Living With Severe ME/CFS, Who Am I Now?

Living with severe ME/cfs, Who am I now?

Who am I? it is important to reflect and decide who you are in life, your dreams and goals, your passion and purpose. But when you are diagnosed with a severe chronic illness it can become a bit blurry.

When you can no longer do the job or hobbies you used to do or think and learn and read the way you used to, it can seem like all those plans you had for your life are a distant memory, an impossibility...

The truth is that although things are very different now, it's still possible to find joy and meaning in every day and even discover or fulfil your purpose.

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