Okay, I am amazed that we are already in mid-May. Thanks to Leslie at Getting Closer To Myself for reminding me to get going on calls for submissions. I will be hosting the next Patients For A Moment (or PFAM) blog carnival and, even though it snuck up on me, I am really eager to hear from all of you. Just as a reminder, this is open to anyone living with chronic illness and not just lupus.
I’ve been busy trying to get some of my goals and inspirations organized into actual plans. Naturally, I’m overdoing it and I’ve been flaring again after years of what appeared to be remission…at least, as long as I kept up my meds. I have grown used to not having lupus be a real factor in standing in my way of doing what I want, though, and the reappearance of familiar symptoms have certainly forced me to recognize the importance of pacing myself.
I have over-committed, but I am unwilling to drop anything from my list because this taste of regaining some control in how my days will go is delicious. I may have to negotiate a bit more, but I’m still going to aim for those goals.
Since I dawdled at announcing this, I’m going to keep this PFAM’s theme short and sweet:
“What are your wishes and goals for the 2011 summer months that you are unwilling to let lupus (or other health challenges) stand in your way of reaching?”
Just as I am re-learning to do, I imagine there will be some negotiating you’ll have to do as well. If you are making any modifications in your planning, be sure to talk a little about them, too. Not only are we looking for inspiration in ideas to pursure, but it’s great to have some new tips on how to make our ideas come together with our health in mind.
To submit, e-mail me your post to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on May 23rd with “PFAM” in the subject line. Be sure to also include:
- Your name as you would like it to appear
- Your blog’s name
- Your post’s title
- Your post’s URL
Heck, if you want, I’ll even throw in some pics if you have them. I’m hoping that what we gather up in this next PFAM might inspire everyone to have one, great summer.
Looking forward to your submissions!