I Promised …

When I first started this blog, I promised two things:

That my blog would be honest, raw and at times, uncomfortable about life with MS. And that I wouldn’t write when there was nothing to write about.

I worry I’m reaching that point?

I am ok. The Teenager (bar recent events) is doing well.

I worry I’ll begin boring you guys with the same problems:

  • I’m still single
  • I’m still fat
  • I still trip over anything and everything
  • I am as tired as ever
  • I still worry about the future
  • And I still don’t play a musical instrument

I don’t want to repeat myself and weirdly, in writing that list above, I think, hmm, is there anything I could/should have done to change it?

Six years on, why is the list the same? And is that it?

Of course, that’s the negative list, and I’ve written about my upsides, the gratitude, my self-awareness that I’m beyond lucky to still be out and about with MS, albeit limited.

I wonder if I’m more cautious as I could be judged on what I write – I know people I would rather not read my blog read it, and maybe that makes me more hesitant to bare my soul?

I’d love to hear what you think?

Should I take my ‘Still …’ list and turn it into an action plan?


22 thoughts on “I Promised …

  1. allison whymark says:

    Please keep writing. Your blogs always make me smile and when you have ms that is something we all need. You are providing positive support to lots of people. 🙂

    • stumbling in flats says:

      That’s such a lovely comment, thank you!
      It’s been on my mind for a while. The last thing I would want to do is make you think, ‘oh god, here she goes again!’

  2. Remember, people may be brand new to your blog (like I am) and so what may seem to be old news is fresh content for us. Keep going. I’m a blogger too… maybe find some new ways to freshen your approach to the writing so that it’s more interesting for you as well? Do some mind maps, maybe… that’s what helps me!

  3. Thx!
    PS, I have MS, too. I love reading posts from my MS peers, that’s where I learn the best tips and feel a sense of community.

  4. Veronica Craven-Romain says:

    Please don’t stop writing. I only discovered you this last year, & I’ve needed you for 20 years. Plus I’d be interested to know what you think about this brexit thing!

    • stumbling in flats says:

      Thank you so much!
      It’s like Tamara said, I forget some people are new to my blog (typical writer!).
      Brexit! Ah, that’s a whole other conversation. I had an interesting one with my pharmacist last month when I picked up meds!

  5. Annie says:

    Nooooo you mustn’t stop !!!! Do you enjoy reading all of our comments?? If the answer is yes then you need to keep going😊🙏🏼 So much of what you write is sooo relateable to so many of us!! You’re the team leader.. you can’t just leave 😍x

    • stumbling in flats says:

      Aw, thank you so much!! I just really worry about boring you with the same old story!
      But maybe that is life with MS?
      I absolutely love reading your comments – without them I wouldn’t be here. X

  6. Val says:

    Dear Stumbling
    Don’t stop! I was diagnosed 2 years before you but didn’t find your blog for 3 years. I’ve learnt so much from you and all the comments – still need you. Your achievements are my inspiration!

  7. Sian Roberts says:

    You’re normal, you’re human and a little bit special – that’s why it’s one of my favourite blogs whatever is/isn’t happening. I like it just as it is – always gives me something to think about.

    • stumbling in flats says:

      Thanks Sian! You guys have really put my mind at rest – I’ve been tying myself in knots about this for a while!

  8. Annie says:

    Never boring 🤗x

  9. Ann Jones says:

    Where do I start…… Yes you still have MS and despite the negative list you should take time to think how many people you have helped. In your work with the MS Society you have helped lots of people. You still do. We all get down and wonder what’s in the Future. I am sure you can do a more positive list for the future. I, for one, look forward to your next blog and seeing you in the new year. Have a lovely Christmas with your teenager. X

    • stumbling in flats says:

      Thank you so much Ann!
      I was just very aware that life is quite boring at the moment (especially with the Teenager at Uni!) and I didn’t want people to think I was writing about the same things over and over.
      He comes back tomorrow and I have a huge supermarket order on it’s way!
      Wishing you both a fantastic Christmas and New Year. X

  10. Johan says:

    Hey Stumbling, this is the 3rd MS blog I’ve responded to in the last 30 minutes or so. I found your blog some time ago shortly after I was diagnosed with SPMS in April of 2012. The virtual MS community of which you and I are a part of is incredible. If not for it I don’t know what I would have become. Instead, because of it, I have become a better person, who happens to have MS. Happy Holidays Stumbling, and thanks for posting.


    • stumbling in flats says:

      You’re absolutely right – the MS community is fabulous and I too wouldn’t know where I would have been without their support over the last six years!
      Have a great Christmas! X

  11. Bev says:

    Don’t stop blogging. I look forward to your new posts.

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