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All posts tagged with chronic illness

Sameness

1 month ago, for day 214 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Would it surprise you if I told you that the one thing I wished for this year was a vacation? A real vacation, lasting at least two weeks. I know vacations don't solve anything, but there is a sense of rest and renewal and recharge that I simply can't find...


The never list

2 months ago, for day 191 by Leonie Jonk 💘

I got a haircut the other day. It had gotten quite long, for my doing, and so I had my mom lob it all off again. Before long I had the semi-bob that I was sporting in the photo on my about page on my art website again. When I...


Green wall

2 months ago, for day 184 by Leonie Jonk 💘

My livingroom wall is green now! Or that is to say, one of them. And it's AMAZING! The end. Seriously though, it looks super good. Today Dimitri and I spent nearly the whole day painting 1 part out of two of our living room wall. He taped off the whole...


I'm quitting therapy!

2 months ago, for day 182 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Today I told my therapist that I guess I don't really need therapy anymore. We were both happily surprised to hear me say that, especially since some months ago I felt like she was trying to wean me off of therapy and it scared the shit out of me. Somehow,...


An attempt at Spoonie-proof planning

3 months ago, for day 159 by Leonie Jonk 💘

I am currently sitting in my darkened bedroom. Watching over my boyfriend as he's suffering through one of the worst migraines I ever saw him have. Every time I leave him for two minutes he gets worse and calling for me is so exhausting. And he's already so exhausted. So...


Spoonie-proof planning

3 months ago, for day 158 by Leonie Jonk 💘

I am currently sitting in my darkened bedroom. Watching over my boyfriend as he's suffering through one of the worst migraines I ever saw him have. Every time I leave him for two minutes he gets worse and calling for me is so exhausting. And he's already so exhausted. So...


Diagnosis-smosis

7 months ago, for day 51 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Sometimes I wish I had some sort of diagnosis. Some kind of tangible thing that could help me grasp why things are so hard. I thought the ADHD diagnosis brought the last missing piece, but even with it, I struggle. I often find myself feeling understood when I read stories...