Hmm. . .this is the one post I was dreading. Avoiding. “What do I say?” I wondered. “Can’t I skip it?” I begged. But to my complete surprise, people are actually reading my blog – that I just started less than two weeks ago. I didn’t even tell anyone – I just decided to dip my toe in the water. Give it a try. See how it felt. Well, now that I’m wet from head to toe, I guess I better start swimming.
So here goes. . .
Why “Vision Alchemy”? Vision (how one sees things) + Alchemy (change, transformation) = transforming how things are seen, perceived, understood.
General Mission of my blog: To educate and entertain. To make you think and laugh. By writing about the following topics:
- Fibromyalgia: I’ve had fibromyalgia for over 10 years. I resisted starting a “fibro blog” because so many people do that. But I realized I learned a lot from those people, so someone might benefit from my perspective.
- PTSD/Anxiety Disorders: I recently learned I have a collection of fairly severe anxiety/trauma-related disorders that went undiagnosed and untreated for most of my life. Probably one of the reasons I ended up with fibromyalgia. I’ve learned so much about trauma and the body – things the majority of medical professionals don’t know about. So I’m pissed and on a mission to get this critical information out there.
- Spirituality: I was an atheist until two years ago. I don’t know what the hell happened, but one day I found myself WAY down the rabbit hole. NOT because I was sick – I’d been in constant pain for years and never felt called to God. So it’s been a pretty wild ride that has resulted in some interesting travel stories.
- Politics: I’ve been politically active all my life and can’t help getting on my soapbox on occasion. Also, having a disability has given me a whole new perspective on activism.
Finally, I simply like to write and think I’m pretty good at it. Will be interesting to see what others think.
Hope you enjoy!