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: 134 days.

Current streak: 2 day.

Total word count: 84625 words (631 words on average per post)

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Heat wave

6 months ago, for day 225 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Good morning. Today is day 6 or 7 of the heatwave. It's the first time in recorded history (since they started recording in 190- something) that the Netherlands has had a temperature of 35 degrees or higher for 5 days in a row. In an effort to survive this momentous...

How do you help your partner when they struggle?

6 months ago, for day 217 by Leonie Jonk 💘

After a rough weekend with some downs (one of which I wrote here), some ups (we went to get a Loempia at the market and we went for a short motorcycle ride!) we've finally arrived at a new week. After spending most of Sunday feeling like everything was a pain...


7 months 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...

Trying to avoid RSI

6 months ago, for day 212 by Leonie Jonk 💘

I've been a bit quiet here of late as my attention has been taken up by more pressing matters. Such as making art! Or household chores. Or resting. So. Much. Resting. A few weeks back we painted the living room walls and especially the second one was a struggle. Dim...

Staying calm in the face of government ineptness

7 months ago, for day 197 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Before I start on writing this I wanted to give a really big THANK YOU to all of you here who backed me on Patreon. I honestly do a little happy dance every time I see someone join and every time I see that Patron number!! So thank you!! Thank...

Patreon is launched!

7 months ago, for day 195 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Well if you happen to peek here between now and.. two hours from now you'll be getting the scoop because I just officially launched my Patreon page!! 😄 titleYou can find it by clicking this whole line here!! Over the past week, I had a lot of ups and...

The never list

7 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

7 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...

Social Media Strategy: Failing

8 months ago, for day 183 by Leonie Jonk 💘

What I might loosely describe as my social media strategy so far seems to be failing. And by that I mean tanking. This 'strategy' amounted to the following: Consistency: Post on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter every Monday and Friday Always do this at the start of the afternoon...

I'm quitting therapy!

7 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,...