April Link Up Party

Hey Everyone! Long time no speak, how are you all? As always leave me a comment below and then we can connect πŸ™‚

Yay for another lovely link up with the lovely Sheryl from A Chronic Voice. I always love these monthly prompts and find it such a joy to read others.

Let’s get started πŸ™‚

Here are this months prompts (above)

Marvelling

I would say that this month I have been marvelling at the fact that I’m going to be attending the MS Society Awards 2018 as a finalist… Even just typing that shocks me.

I still don’t know who or how I was nominated, and I still sometimes think, why me? I write on here, connect on social media and create me YouTube videos because I love to do it.. I love talking about MS and giving MS a voice to people who have no idea what we have to go through every single day and how strong we are to remain so positive also.

My passion and dream is to one day become a spreaker or writer on more of a full time basis — that’s definitely the dream but for now this is the main thing that I’m marvelling over.

Splurging

Lol. Well with still working on reduced hours (I’ll be talking about that in another blog post) I’m not really getting much money to splurge on things (apart from my weekly grocery shop, for me that’s always exciting to receive 🀣)

For me… I’ve been splurging “time” and “energy” recently. I’ve been spending time with friends and family having wonderful times, however I have felt recently that I’ve “spent up” and now need to work on increasing my energy and time levels back up again. It was all so worth it though and being mindful to my body I knew when I need to have little breaks.

Continuing

Recently I’ve been continuing to slowly build up my hours at work. I’m now working 5 hours a day 4 days a week and I will be honest… Its been a little tough to adjust to, however I know with time it will get better and I’m so honoured and lucky to have such s supportive work team and manager who allow me to do things in my own time. And I’m really proud of myself for achieving this and still remaining strong and positive throughout 2018!

I’m also continuing my motto of “Not My Problem” I know some of my other lovely friends and followers are using this motto — it’s really great and I find it’s really helping me!

And finally continuing to love each and every day, one way or another. Of course there are times when we get angry, upset or frustrated… However there is ALWAYS one thing to be happy about in ever single day! Even if it’s something really small like.. ‘you had a rubbish day at work, so you treated yourself to a delicious dinner or watched your favourite TV show” these are the things I talk about. πŸ™‚

Balancing

Now, there a couple of things that I’ve been trying to balance this month and one is going well…

Work like and home life with a chronic illness

Since I’ve been working four days a week, I’ve noticed that I’ve been able to have more of a an actual life! I’ve had the energy to see friends, go shopping and hang out like I used to because I’ve had that extra day to just rest my body and mind.

I feel like I actually have that work/life balance with a chronic illness.. when I was working full time 5 days a week, I was miserable, depressed and all I knew was… Work, home, sleep and repeat. I would be utterly exhausted when I got home and I found it so hard to manage my home and work life. But now.. things are definitely better and I’m much more happier inside and out!

The thing I haven’t been balancing recently is my blog — the thing I love so much which is writing.

I know I will get back to it, I just need to allow my body to adjust to these new hours at work.. I’m still in the stage where when I get home all I want to do is sleep.. but I know like I said before that will get better and then I’ll be back to making more regular blog posts πŸ™‚

Investing

This month I’ve definitely been investing in “time for me” making sure I have self care or self love days everyday. That doesn’t have to be anything too mental.. to me a self love part of my day is relaxing with George and watching “My Virgin Kitchen” on YouTube while we eat dinner.

You can invest in a lot of things but I believe that investing in yourself is the most important and we could all find a little more time to do that πŸ™‚πŸ§‘

And that everyone is my April monthly Prompts πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜„ I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them 😊 I’m going to head over to Sheryl’s blog and see if anyone has linked their prompts to it.. if you haven’t then let me know so I can read yours too.

I hope you have a wonderful week and weekend.

Lots of love

Hannah xx

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7 thoughts on “April Link Up Party

  1. Emma (Not Just Tired) says:

    Great to read this as always Hannah and I love all your photos. Big congratulations on your nomination! That’s wonderful news and very exciting! xx

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  2. Invisibly Me says:

    Huge congrats on being a finalist for the MS Society Awards!! You should be incredibly proud of everything you’ve achieved, and all of those you touch and inspire through your blog!
    Also really good to hear that going down to 4 days has freed up a little time & energy to ‘have a life’ – fab photos! I love being nosy and getting a peak at what you’re up to πŸ™‚
    Caz xx

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    • hannahelizasite says:

      Aw Hey Caz! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your lovely comment and thank you about the awards.. yes I’m so proud but I also just love what I do and connecting with you all.. it’s something I feel really passionate about πŸ™‚ giving MS a voice along with all chronic. Illnesses.. so much awareness needs to happen for all not just MS. Hehe aww you’re like me! I love being nosey too.. do you have Instagram? If you do come and find me.. my name is @an_ordinary_girl_with_ms I hope you’re okay and have a lovely evening xxx

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  3. Positively Alyssa says:

    Your posts are always so great to read and I always love the pictures. Your cat is adorable, but I love cats and have 2 of my own! I am a sucker for those furry balls of love! Congratulations on being a finalist with the MS Society Award! You are doing an amazing job and have so much to be proud of! You blow me away with your spirit and determination! I hope you have an amazing weekend!!

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  4. Sheryl Chan says:

    Thanks for participating in the April linkup party for spoonies – loved reading this! Congrats on your nomination, I’m sure it’s well deserved! πŸ™‚ And I agree that splurging energy and time is worth the pain sometimes, and I had one of ‘those days’ yesterday myself :p

    I’m glad to see you’re investing some more you time, would love to see the creative stuff you come up with! And I’m honestly very happy to hear about your work situation. It’s something many of us spoonies struggle with for sure! x

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  5. globetrotteri says:

    Hi Hannah! It’s great to meet you. I’m also visiting through Sheryl’s April linkup party for spoonies. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis and ME, among a few other autoimmune issues. What a great article and a lovely share with your photos. I’m glad to see that you are investing time in you!

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