Leonie Jonk


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Artist & Spoonie I write about my life as an artist and as a person with chronic pain, the struggles, the rewards, the inspiration & the downfalls. Oh and occasionally the odd piece of fiction :)

Joined 06 January 2019.

Total writing: 144 days.

Current streak: 2 day.

Total word count: 89917 words (624 words on average per post)

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Changing my attitude

2 weeks ago, for day 95 by Leonie Jonk 💘

I can have something of a 'can't do' -attitude at times. Over the last years, I've learned to ask for advice. I didn't use to. I would ask questions, certainly, but for different reasons. Out of interest, in the subject or simply in the person. Because I know it makes...


3 weeks ago, for day 85 by Leonie Jonk 💘

If I'm truly honest about why social media stressed me out so much, I think it's because I'm afraid of failing as an artist. Not as a creator, obviously, but in creating a new life for myself. Value means different things to different people. For a stay at home mom,...

(Not so) High functioning anxiety

3 weeks ago, for day 84 by Leonie Jonk 💘

I think I need to acknowledge that I have may have some anxiety issues. A TikTok video, of all things, is what made me stop and realise this. That an a million tiny things all stacked on top of each other. Do you switch between procrastination and hyperproductivity? -...

Why I'm not a fan of GPs pt.5

1 month ago, for day 80 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Earlier this month, I went back to my GP asked for new blood tests, we had a phone call to ask why. I explained that it's because, well for one, I just need to check my thyroid every once in a while, so that's the most important thing. Also at...

Why I'm not a fan of GPs pt.1

1 month ago, for day 78 by Leonie Jonk 💘

I have to admit that I don't have the best relationship with GPS or general practitioners. Like most people who are in my position; people with chronic illness, people with chronic pain, people with illnesses that are invisible. I thought that this relationship soured pretty recently. But I was thinking...

Why I'm not a fan of GPs pt.4

1 month ago, for day 80 by Leonie Jonk 💘

The first doctor that I actually thought took me seriously was the doctor I went to about two years ago. It was an old guy, a serious, old man. He typed slowly, he did everything slowly, but he took me seriously. I remember feeling so relieved that he took me...

Why I'm not a fan of GPs pt.3

1 month ago, for day 80 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Then five years ago, I went to the doctor because I couldn't eat, doctor said, probably have an oesophagal infection. Try not to eat any foods that make it worse, take these medications for nine weeks, and then you should be fine. I wasn't fine. The inflammation was fine, it...

Why I'm not a fan of GPs pt.2

1 month ago, for day 79 by Leonie Jonk 💘

This might be due to my location. I live in a town where people are more likely to open the door for you and offer you a cup of coffee after they just rang you because they had a heart attack than they are to actually lay down. They work...

Days of nothing

1 month ago, for day 71 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Today I: Biked to the doctors office (1,4k / 5 minutes on Google Maps each way). I had to stop halfway to recover because of the wind Waited for at least half an hour, occasionally joining in on some waiting room conversation, but mostly sitting in silence with...

Writing is cathartic

1 month ago, for day 61 by Leonie Jonk 💘

After writing my post the other day about being so heartbroken about not being able to buy a house after all, my boyfriend showed up with a plate of pancakes and I felt much, much better. But it wasn't just the pancakes, that I wolfed down in minutes, it was...