Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.
Prompt 2.) Write something that begins and ends with the words “When I was younger”. (inspired by writingfix.com)
“When I was younger” is a phrase that runs through my mind from time to time.
When I was younger I had lots of boyfriends, life was so exciting!
When I was younger I was always lonely.
When I was younger I was free to stay out late and sleep in on the weekends, I was only responsible for myself.
When I was younger I ached to have a child.
When I was younger I drove a sports car!
When I was younger I got pulled over more.
When I was younger I spent a lot of money on clothes, shoes and make-up.
When I was younger I bought a lot of things that I didn’t need.
Even though I am chronically ill now and I have less money, I realize that I am happier and I wouldn’t go back to the way things were, when I was younger.
This is my first Writer’s Workshop and second blog post after an extended period of illness.
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Emily Cullen is a pen-name.
I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system.
I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills.
In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.
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