Instead of dwelling on all the things you can no longer do - concentrate on what you can do. This all goes back to what I always say, look at the glass half full, not half empty. Ask yourself what are you passionate about, what do you enjoy and what can you achieve in your present condition? However circumstances may have changed your life due to Parkinson's or another chronic illness, new hobbies or activities can replace the things you used to do. Don't look at this shift in a negative light, but instead as a positive great opportunity to experience new pursuits that you may never have dreamt of doing. Clearly climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is probably out, or taking part in a marathon not possible, and perish the thought of bungee jumping, but with a little thought you can come up with something that you'll be able to do, and that brings you enjoyment.
I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Concentrate on the present
Posted by Parkinson's, shaken, not stirred at 7:00 AM