Hello there! I’m Sarah, thanks for stopping by. I have been living with fibromyalgia since at least 2012, although looking back I firmly believe that there were signs in my childhood that I would go on to develop this condition in later life. Aside from fibromyalgia, I also live with anxiety, chronic migraine and spinal injury.
Since diagnosis, my life has changed completely and I’ve dedicated myself to trying to find ways to move forward despite the condition. My life turned on its head after diagnosis and I spent a few years struggling to adapt my old life to living with fibromyalgia. In the end, this wasn’t possible for me and I had to go back to the drawing board, start from scratch and build myself a new life, find new meaning and develop new skills to manage fibromyalgia rather than the condition managing me.
It’s a tired cliché but it’s been a long, hard journey and one that I’ll probably be on for the rest of my life since managing fibro, and living well with it requires ongoing effort. I’m much more mindful these days, life is lived at a much slower pace and is much simpler and less cluttered than it was before.
I’m intending this blog to be a place where I’ll write about the basics of living with fibro, the things that lift me, inspire me and bring joy into life, as well as the posts about places and discoveries in my local area as I explore.
I enjoy writing, spending time in the countryside with my dogs, swimming, yoga, meditation and reading. I’m a regular contributor to the UK Fibromyalgia Magazine and The Mighty and have had various pieces of non-chronic illness related writing published in UK magazines.