Monday, 4 January 2016

Happy New Year and 2016 update

Hello Everyone!

As mentioned on my writing blog (for those of you who follow it) that I will be posting here about my update for the new year. I know I have been MIA (missing in Action) for so long and I have said it in my past blogs that I will not be updating regularly. But it has been a long time I want to apologise for that. I shall now breakdown this blog for you so you can understand and read the sections that you want to.

Here's a list of what is included in this blog, you can read all of it or just the sections that you would like: :D

  • Update on my Health
  • Creative Creations
  • Writing
  • General Life

Update on my Health:

So since the winter arrived I have been really sensitive to the cold, I guess that's what you get with Firbromyalgia. I won't go into too much detail but everytime I want to do something e.g. update this blog or my others blogs, I tend not to do it. I found out that it was because of my Fibromyalgia that affects my nervous system that also has other affects such as not feeling bothered to do things, forgetfulness, broken sleep, stiffness etc. I have been really forgetful and lack of energy to do pretty much anything, hence the delay in the posts and other social activity.

Currently I am reading this book that my big sister found in the library it is called Living with Fibromyalgia by Christine Craggs-Hinton (New Edition). It is actually thanks to this book that I've discovered about the lack of activeness in me as well as how the Firbromyalgia actually affects the nerves as well as the memory. I've been able to relate this a lot since it is a condition that I have, I haven't gotten too far with the book since I haven't been reading much (hence again the lack of doing what I say I would) however from the parts that I have read already I am understanding my condition much better.

I wasn't ready to actually delve into the details of my condition at first, because I know me, I would end up thinking I have some of the symptom's that I actually didn't have to begin with. However, I'm slowly cracking at that shell so not to make my brain think that I have a certain symptom if I don't, and it's working out great. The symptoms that I do have I can relate to it, and my brain isn't making it seem like I have every single one the symptoms.

The symptoms for Fibromyalgia is different for every individual hence why my brain can't make it seem like I have every single symptoms as another person. However there would be obvious common symptoms such as pain (may not be in the same place as others), tiredness, mobility etc.

Anyway, I am going to see a specialist who deal with memory in particular, because I am very concerned with it. Recently (for about 2-3months or more), I have been having short term memory loss and need a constant reminder of things, or ever not remembering it at all. So hopefully I will be able to get things sorted out.

My illness has affected me in so many ways hence why I haven't been able to do what I wanted to, such as arts and craft, writing, meeting with friends, just general life stuff. Hence why I think after I finished reading that book I know it will show me many ways of dealing with the pain and different techniques to help me.

Creative Creation:

I have been doing a few creative works here and there. One good news is that I was featured twice in a magazine!! The name of the magazine is called Void Magazine. Unfortunately, the magazine would not be continuing anymore. If you would like more information on why please read this post here by the director who owns that magazine. He was also the one who contacted me about it so I am pretty interested in it.

Below are my two featured issue:

Issue 1: 12/10/2015


Issue 2: 27/11/2015

As mentioned above, because there were complications the magazine had to close down, please make sure to leave a comment over there to show your support and understanding. However, the good news is that there is still a possibility that it may re-open or even one day become ever better. Also I open to contribute to other magazines as well, hopefully it will be possible in the future for me.

Don't worry I have a Youtube video that I would like to upload, hopefully I will be able to soon. Also I haven't forgotten about the mountain landscape that I posted on the Instagram (@TaranaBStar) some time ago now I will be hopefully doing a blog post on here about it, as at the time I wasn't able to film so there is no video clip.

I forgot to mention that I am also a part of the creative collaboration on Facebook (FB) and we come up with different # events to make it more interesting and lots of fun! Please do check out other arts and craft Youtube channel as they will be having a lot of hashtag event.

More artsy things should be coming as well, just need to get back to usual myself slowly please be patient.

Writing and Writing Blog Stuff:

Although I already posted a New Year post over at Expressive Writing, and I mentioned about the magazine there because I entered a short story however it may have been featured in the 3rd issue, but it was not meant to be unfortunately.

Aside from that, I am still working on my Two Of a Kind story as well as my co-writing update, please read the full post here. I haven't mentioned it on my writing blog but I am putting a hold on the other stories (the co-writing ones) as I shall be continuing them on my own (I have the permission of the co-writers and notified those who haven't got back to me) so I want to make them worthwhile in the future and also because I don't want to take on too much.

General Life:

In general I feel like I have been wasting my time, even though most people would tell me that I'm not. But I think I am be I feel like I have not been able to do many of the things that I wished to. However, I have understood that Allah has planned it in a way that when he feels I am ready I will be able to do the things I want to in time.

I am always thinking positively and staying as optimistic as I can, I have been on a couple of outings to my friends place which was nice. I was able to spend some time with my friends which I haven't in a while.

It was fun, we talked, watched movies, even cooked and ate jacket potatoes (so good!). It was a ton of fun. I ended up with nice gifts as well, lush, manicure set and lots of chocolate! I enjoyed it a lot, we even had a little crafty session as well, we all took our time and did different things, my friend say and coloured and I was practising my sketching as much as possible. Next time we meet it would be at my place hopefully!

As of now I have nothing much else to say, I am happy and I feel this year would be an even better year than the last. I feel like I will be getting better and I will be able to balance things out in my life again. Hopefully everything works out great.

Until next stay tuned and also keep an eye out for my Youtube upload as well as my blogs, please bare in mind that it will be awhile since I will be taking things at a slow pace but nonetheless it will be happening.

Take Care and think positive

Tarana A beaming star shining with positivity for the world to embrace xoxox

Ps I started this blog on the 31st of December 2015 and finished it today, health is the reason but I hope you still enjoyed it! :)

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