Jan. 7th, 2017

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January 7, 2017

This was supposed to be done on January 7, but I never got around to it until today: January 9. That means I have three days of journaling to catch up on (if that's how I'm going to work this out). I think I'll try to complete all three today because I might feel good-ish about myself. I have felt really mentally and physically exhausted over the past few days--the main cause of my procrastination--and I still am. I think all things will end well if I take my time with it and try to complete at least two days of writing today. We'll see, though.

Also, The Mighty gave some tips for the journaling challenge. The main one I remember is setting a timer and timing yourself to write something make it feel less overwhelming. I might start doing that.

Personal Prompt: Write a letter to your illness or condition.

This would be difficult due to the complexity of my illnesses and how they interact with each other. It's hard to tell what causes what at this point, so I'll probably just write a letter to all of them.

Genetics,

You're trying to help. I know. You're doing your best with what you have. I know this isn't just hard for me but both of us. I wish I could give us both a break. We were born different, and it's, for the most part, out of our control. We were born into a world that makes things harder for us.  We both came from the same genetics, so I really should give up on fighting you. Both pushing through life with a faulty start, we've come from the same place and are heading in the same direction. I've come to realize that, like you, I can harm myself more when trying to protect myself. How am I any better or more perfect?

So I want you to know that I'll try to listen to you more and take better care of you. Just as I  know things you don't (or may never) understand about the person we make up, you know things I may never know and sense things I may never sense. We need to be a team, and much of that not being the case is my fault. I'm going to work on changing that.

Your other half

Creative Prompt: Ask a friend or family member to give you 10 random words. Write a 5 sentence story using all 10 words.

I asked my partner for 10 random words. He sent me the following: pasta, dog, cat, bear, pizza, Wednesday, cucumber, hippo, tacos, hungry.

A dog, cat, bear, and hippo all went to a party on Wednesday. They were all too exhausted and hungry to make the food that would energize them, and the party seemed like a perfect fix! When they got to the party, they were excited to see some of their favorite foods spread about the place, even pizza, tacos, cucumbers, and pasta! The three animals instantly started to chow down on the food before even greeting the host or finding out what the party was for. And that's how they got kicked out.

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