#HAWMC 30: I did it (if this posts)

If I post this (don’t want to tempt fate!) I will have done something unique and amazing. I will have done battle with my inertia demon that doesn’t let me start/do/finish many, many, many tasks – even pleasurable ones. And every day, I won a small victory – I wrote a post based on the #HAWMC prompts for 30 days straight (with the occasional one a day late).

This demon likes to overwhelm me, make me anxious and self-defeatist. He won’t let me come “unstuck,” and has made sure that I haven’t followed through with commitments, ideas, challenges, crafts, ordinary daily tasks, important projects. In other words, this demon doesn’t like feelings of accomplishment, achievement, pride, satisfaction, movement forward. I battle him every day, usually lose.

However, my small victories add up to something huge. I did it!!!!! What ever sword and shield I wielded had some magical metal. I’m sitting here, at the computer, smiling. That doesn’t happen all that often. Neither does the empowerment!

Thanks for another #HAWMC. Thanks for helping me move forward. I think my toes are now emerging from the sticky goop the demon has planted my feet in.

& by the way, my favorite prompt: this one as it marks (hopefully) 30 days of achievement, the first commitment I’ve completed in a very long time.

ChronicBabe.com: Blog Carnival #26 – I’m Thankful For…

A simple cut and paste on my part:

Blog Carnival #26 – I’m Thankful For…

Meditating on thankfulnessHere at ChronicBabe HQ love to hear you Babes talk about the things that inspire thankfulness in you. You know, those things that keep you going when the going gets tough. We also know that when things get really bad, it can be hard to remember what those things are, so we decided to help you reconnect with your attitude of gratitude for this edition of the blog carnival.

Most of all, we believe a regular connection to thankfulness can help us all remember how many wonderful things keep us strong and help us show others that they have just as many wonderful things in their lives that can support and nurture them too. Which is just what this collection of your posts does:

And, I’m thankful for a forum like ChronicBabe.com. It’s an awesome community of chronics with a lot of advice, wisdom, humo(u), creativity, endurance to share. Individually, and as a community, they empower, and they encourage. If you haven’t stopped by the site or one of their blog carnivals, I highly recommend that you do!