Where have you been?

Oh my gosh! I have 99 followers! That’s amazing! It’s particularly amazing because I haven’t actually updated my blog since the beginning of the year. I’ve figured that the wonderful friends I’ve made on WordPress, my followers and probably anyone who looks at my blog are owed an explanation, but I’ve been putting off writing one for a while. It’s something that I still struggle to talk about in general, but it is important to let you all know what’s going on.

As some of you know, at the end of last year, I was feeling particularly sick. My muscles were almost always in some form of pain and I rarely had much energy. After the new year, my symptoms became much worse. Worse than anything I had experienced with my chronic illness. I stopped seeing friends almost entirely and I stopped writing on the blog. I was just too sick.

I went to the doctor and he ran a very basic test for a condition called Fibromyalgia, which is a condition that causes nerve pain, exhaustion and a whole slew of other symptoms. I was told I’m highly likely to have this condition (although not 100% confirmed, I’m currently in the process of having it diagnosed properly).

What does that mean for me?

Right now, it means that everything is a struggle as I try to find a new way of doing basic things like cooking dinner, keeping the house vaguely clean and exercising. It means simplifying what I’m doing as much as possible. It also means that I can’t take the medication that keeps my endometriosis under control while I’m in the process of being diagnosed so I’m pretty sick most of the time. Ultimately, I have to prioritise everything I do, including my writing. At the moment, the freelance work I do comes first as that’s what pays my bills. This brings us to:

What does that mean for Fistful of Glitter?

So far this year, it has meant the blog has been totally inactive. I would like to change that. I miss the lovely community here, and I miss writing on my blog. I am going to try and update it as I have things to write about and the energy to write about them but it won’t be the same regular Tuesday and Thursday updates as before. I’m not sure what will replace them, but I hope you are willing to stay tuned and find out.

Thank you all for supporting me, and Fistful of Glitter. With a bit of luck, I’ll have new content for you here soon.

– Morgan

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