My diagnosis of statin-induced necrotizing Myosotis/NAM was a blow, for sure. And when I am struggling, I often go back to this journal I made From the Permission to Play class by Carolyn Dube, a few years back.
I realized that the little sheets I had folded and inserted inside the ring had never been written on! Designed as journaling inserts, but not used as such.
The idea was to write on the outside and/or the inside when I want to, and I can easily add more folded pages as or when I want! So if a quote prompts me to write, more than once, the journal will evolve with every new insertion.
Here are a few more of the quotes pages:
The quote on that orange page is a great one from Michael J. Fox, about his Parkinson’s:
I don’t have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson’s, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.
I slightly altered it by substituting [what I have] for Parkinson’s. It was too good, too inspirational, to pass up.
I should have taken photos of all the pages before adding the inserts. Oh well.
And here is the cover:
After completing a week of treatment and feeling headache-y and wobbly it feels like a good time to revisit this idea, doesn’t it?
I still love the journal, it still inspires me and the quotes really all still speak to me. Maybe I will end up writing in it after all…..or not….