i have chronic illness. when i am feeling the sick, it is seriously hard to do things. it is also hard to do things when i am NOT feeling ill because i’m all OMG TEMPORARY HEALTH I MUST NOT WASTE THIS PRECIOUS TIME ON ACCOMPLISHMENTS!! … but that’s an annoying and unhelpful way to live, right
so: this week, I was not-sick. and reading UFYH for the last few months lead to all this here happening:
- got up every morning at 7 for a run/walk even though it was blisteringly hot (exercise in the morning lowers my general anxiety levels, which makes existence waaaay more simple)
- cleaned the whole fucking house (the floors aren’t washed but they’re swept. and the cat box is cleaned, and the dishes, and the laundry, and the beds remade, and things were picked up and put away all over the place, and the surfaces are neatened, and some reorganizing was done, and little things that never get done but are actually important, like cleaning the cats’ water bowls)
- worked a full-time job outside the home
- ran errands
- ate fairly healthily (this helps to tone down my illness. sometimes.)
- went to class & participated (!)
- started knitting a new sweater for myself (and fixed pattern errors and made it in the right size, which involved maths! and did a gauge swatch)
- maintained relationships by facebook and text and email and handmailed packages.
- made good decisions about said relationships.
- had time to read
- had time to think.
I’m not saying anyone else with CI can or should do this on their “good days” … it’s just a few words to say that I appreciate UFYH and its resident goddess, who brings to us swear words and compassionate level-headedness and knowledge of colorful hair dye. What more could anyone ask for?
The app is fucking fantastic. I made my roommate download it to her fancy-ass phone (mine is ultra-basic) … and we’ve already got six Random Challenge stars. Also, it’s beautifully designed!
OMG I LOVE YOU FOR REALS