Thank you to Healthline for listing me in their Best Blogs of 2020 for Crohns and Colitis.
People ask me if things like this matter, and honestly they do. I started this blog seven years ago at a time when there were no bloggers talking about Crohns and Colitis or life with an ostomy. It was a scary thing to put myself out there and I love that there are now thousands of people talking about their health experiences.
I genuinely believe that sharing your story can change the lives of others and it is why I continue to do it.
So to be honoured with things like this feels like an accomplishment and it is just good to know people are still reading and enjoying what I do.
This year has been the toughest I have dealt with so far. This means that I have blogged a lot less than usual. The physical impact of my 9th major surgery was huge but even more so is the emotional toll it has taken on me. I have a love/hate relationship with blogging sometimes. I lose confidence in my writing and think why am I doing this? I hide my computer away so it isn’t a daily reminder that I am not writing and ignore it.
Then I pick it up and start to write and all those positive feelings come flooding back and Im like ‘Ohhhhh yes, this is it. This makes me feel better!’ Also every message and email I get from readers means the absolute world. To get a message saying I have helped someone through a tough time is the only reason I do this. So thank you to everyone who comments, messages or emails me.
Thank you Healthline for your promotion of me, especially to be alongside people like nation wide charity Crohns and Colitis UK!
Peace and love