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: 148 days.

Current streak: 2 day.

Total word count: 92056 words (622 words on average per post)

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Am I better off of ADHD meds?

1 year ago, for day 270 by Leonie Jonk 💘

I am coming to a strange realisation today. After two years (or is it three?) of being completely dependent on my ADHD medication to function, I think I may now function better off of them than on. I didn't take my medication for the past 24 days. First, because I...

You are your only obstacle!

1 year ago, for day 259 by Leonie Jonk 💘

You know how they say "You are your only obstacle"? I didn't know how actually true that was until just now! Fiene and I often talk about the benefit of just trying things out but when I made the concepts for the Alien Landscapes that ended up becoming my Kickstarter,...

Not every experience needs to be wholly positive

1 year ago, for day 195 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Today I painted. And got nowhere. I think that's okay. I've been working on a big piece on canvas, this minimal alien landscape. I'd finished the first big section and the second, but after finishing that, I noticed that there was a little bit missing on the side. Since it's...

I just got in trouble while getting my vaccine

1 year ago, for day 176 by Leonie Jonk 💘

I mean the title says it all really, but I just got in trouble while getting my vaccine. For what, you may ask? For taking a selfie. Apparently, like running around and yelling, taking any photos or videos is not allowed. So just after I sent Dimitri a video of...

Changing my attitude

1 year 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...


1 year 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

1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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...