Okay so this is a bit rambly cuz I lifted it off my Facebook profile but my mate Ronan off Nerve Centre thought it would be useful to point to outside of FB. This kind of policing is actually worse on twitter in my experience. “I’ve unfollowed @YOU cuz you always talk about…” – totally backwards logic. Anyway, what I said was…
Saw a comment just where someone got needlessly laid into over a perfectly harmless status. The other person clearly found it annoying/boring/whatever. Okay, so we all see stuff on here that annoys us, whatever, BUT… When people complain about stuff an individual puts on here? How f’cking stupid is that? Everyone is free say and do whatever they want on here; nobody is obliged to read it. Complaining about what other people put on Facebook is literally the stoopidest thing you can do online. You don’t have to read it! There are people who I’m friends with IRL who don’t come across well on here; I’d rather just quietly unfollow them. When I hear ppl saying “Oh X is always posting about Y!” – it’s THEIR profile! If you find something annoying, it’s mental to keep it *in* your news feed. I’m sure I’m friends with people who aren’t that interested in baby pics or buying my records – it’s okay to unfollow me, I don’t mind More to the point, don’t let others censor your online experience. I *might* think your posts are boring; that’s not your problem! If I keep reading them and complaining about it, then I’m an idiot for keeping it there. If you’re being hateful or hurtful then you’ve got it coming, otherwise keep doing what you’re doing and being yourself and if someone else doesn’t like it that’s their problem and who f’cking needs them anyway, right?
I’d completely forgotten about this. Hemi Help is a fantastic charity I’m involved with, supporting children and adults with all forms of Hemiplegia. A few months ago I was asked to write on article about parenting for the charity’s magazine. In this article I discuss my thoughts (so far) on discussing my condition with my son, and how it may impact on our life together. Some overwhelmingly lovely comments about this so far; you can read the full piece after the break.
Thanks to @thisisamy_ for sending me the photo, BTW!
Just a quick note to say that I haven’t stopped this, just moving it to a new home. It’s too much aggro to update it in two places, so these last few days photos will appear on the new site in a few days time.
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My thoughts are largely on chronic fatigue lately. Until recently I had no definition for the burning aches, the constant tiredness, the need for it all to just fucking stop. Since pushing myself back in to the medical system to try and improve my health, I’ve spoken a lot with professionals about fatigue.
It’s an ugly thief, fatigue. It’s constantly there, robbing me of the energy (and ultimately the enthusiasm) I need to live my life. I’ve been so hard on myself over the years. I didn’t even want to acknowledge it, I just kept pushing and pushing and pushing… Since hitting my thirties, I just can’t. I’ve ran out of everything.