Welcome to the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge brought together by WEGO Health – a social network for all health activists. Again, I am participating in the annual Writer’s Month Challenge in which I will be writing about my health activism and health condition based upon prompts given.
Today’s prompt reads as follows:
We all know Health Activists are awesome. Share three things you love about yourself, things you’re great at, or just want to share. Don’t undercut or signpost!
This I have to admit is a difficult post for me to write as I am not very good at paying myself compliments. Often, I a self-deprecating and very rarely think about my positive qualities – I often have to ask people to help me pick out my best qualities as I have no clue!
Recently, I have started tapping into my creative side and making greeting cards. At first, I started making them for myself to give to relatives and friends during times of celebration. However, after taking them into my afternoon social group, I instantly had orders from the members asking if I could make some for them to give as cards. Not only do I find it very relaxing sitting down and making the decopauge cards, it also takes my mind off the pain I experience. I have had a lot of compliments from people regarding my cards; so at least other people think that it is something that I am good if I don’t always believe it myself! Here are some of the cards that I have made:
Writing is something that I love doing, and this blog has turned into a big passion of mine. I love sharing my experiences and thoughts with others, and there is nothing more satisfying as a writer than receiving comments from others and telling me that they enjoyed my writing and they were able to relate to what I wrote in that particular post. I have had the fortune to receive comments on my blog, Facebook or on Twitter how much people enjoy my writing, which means so much. Writing is something that I have always been good at, and so was the main reason why I decided to start the blog as a way of raising awareness of neurological conditions.
Another thing that I love is my breadth of my general knowledge! I love nothing more than playing general knowledge quizzes whether this is watching quizzes on television; playing board games such as Trivial Pursuit or taking part in a pub quiz. At my local group, one of my nicknames is ‘Quiz Bandit’ as I tend to know the answers to a lot of the questions asked, and many times have seen my team to victory!
So there are 3 things that I am good at! Took me a while to even come up with these – but in the end I managed it! So, what are some of the things you are good at, or love about yourself? As ever, please feel free to comment below….