Not Okay Is Okay

It's been one of those weeks, which thankfully are few and far between, but I'm never really ready for them when they hit. You know the kind of week where your body decides it should rebel against doing most things? Yes, it was that kind of week!

I don't know about you but, if I let myself, I can dwell on all the things that aren't going well thanks to a flare. It could become a bit of a jeopardy game if you will. Imagine this: "Energy for 100 please!" "This is what you feel after getting out of bed and managing a shower in the morning." "What is fatigue?" And so on.

Sure, I could get lost in that, and some times it is a bit fun to come up with categories for the symptoms of my invisible illness, but not that often.

What I do during these times is remind myself that it's okay for things to not be okay in the current moment. Perfection, health, success, none of those things means that everything is okay at any given moment. Okay comes in cycles. The trick is to hang onto those moments when everything is okay, and when it isn't, remind yourself that the okay is coming back around again.

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


Wrapping around me, Holding on tight. Surrounding me, Hard to see the light. Nights up alone, Pain so strong it’s alive. Stuck in the “Pain Zone,” I honestly don’t know how I Survive. Every day, every

Mental Health month

One of the hardest things about getting diagnosed with a chronic illness is the effects they have on your mental health. When I was going through the diagnosis process, my mental health was at an all

Finals Season

One of the hardest parts of being chronically ill in college is finals season. Most chronic illnesses flare when stress is heightened, and naturally finals season is a time that stress .levels go thro