I’m back to blogging! Long-overdue, and I think my mom and my idol/mentor/colleague Marge would agree! 🤣
I decided to go back to blogging particularly at this time of the year, for 2 main reasons: June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, and I am celebrating my 4th year of working as a freelancer.
If you follow me on social media, you probably know by now that I have Myasthenia Gravis — an autoimmune disease that affects the neuromuscular junction, and effectively weakens voluntary muscles all over my body. I will dedicate a whole other blog post on my MG journey, but I just wanted to mention here that the least I could do to help further research and awareness about MG is to constantly talk about it and share my experiences as well. I know I’ve already met some fellow MG-ers along the way, and the sense of community can really be uplifting especially in darker times. So that’s one reason why I want to blog again.
Another reason is, I want to celebrate my 4th year of being a professional VA and freelance Business Automation and Integrations Consultant. (The latter is a job title I totally made up — I once called myself an “Automation Ninja“ and I had to tone that down a bit, lest I set super high expectations with my clients that could be impossible to reach 😅) I want to maintain my professional online presence, and
And I guess, one underlying reason behind all of this is I simply missed writing. I rarely get to go out with friends nowadays to chitchat, and most of the time I don’t get to talk about deeper issues and feelings (oh, me and my feelings) because of course, you don’t want to burden your friends with all of your negativity. So I guess, this will also be my “dumping ground”, so to speak.
Dumping my words and emotions on a blog page is double-edged, I suppose. I oftentimes find that when I have something to talk about, and I bravely use my voice to talk about it, my words somehow helps someone out there.
Even if my post helps just 1 person, then that gives me affirmation that what I have to say, matters.
So… if you are at a loss right now, like you’re feeling like you’re losing steam and you just can’t go on anymore… don’t give up.
I had every reason to give up living “normally” when I was diagnosed, even more so when my symptoms worsened.
But one big lesson I’ve learned from my journey with MG (specifically while I was recovering from my thymectomy), is that I should start doing things WHILE I STILL CAN.
Scared of writing out your thoughts and feelings in a blog? DO IT, WHILE YOU STILL CAN.
Terrified of showing everyone your face and your everyday life in a vlog? DO IT, WHILE YOU STILL CAN.
Double-guessing your professional ability and refusing to apply for that dream job? DO IT, WHILE YOU STILL CAN.
Time is precious, life is too short. Don’t wait until it’s too late. LIVE YOUR LIFE, WHILE YOU STILL CAN.