COLOUR OF OCTOBER BLOG- I talk about Arts and Minds and my mental health story. So, you know all about my physical health issues but I feel it’s now important to talk about an equally important thing I’ve been struggling with… Along with my physical health issues, I’ve also endured a lot of mental health […]
COLOUR OF OCTOBER BLOG- Feeling proud, I talk about my blog Today I felt Proud which has reached people on all corners of the world. In the last few months I’ve told you a little bit about my mental health therefore, I thought now might be the time to also tell you about something I’ve […]
COLOUR OF OCTOBER BLOG- I talk about my plans and hopes for 2018 So January is nearly over but it’s never too late to talk resolutions, right? 2017 was brutal on me but I managed to finish my last year of schooling. I spent the year fighting with enormous stress levels but I survived. Naturally […]
COLOUR OF OCTOBER BLOG- There’s a new member of the family and I tell you all about it in this super exciting blog post!!!! I start almost all my posts saying that it’s been a hectic couple of months, but that’s because I mean it. I’ve been in and out of hospital on IV infusions […]
Colour Of October Blog- I chat about my Painiversary and reflect upon the last four years I’ve spent battling chronic pain and illness. Four years ago today I woke up, a young 13 year old, excited to turn 14 in a few short days, but suddenly, my life changed. Completely. It’s an emotional day for […]
COLOUR OF OCTOBER BLOG- I discuss the side effects (prt 1) I experience as a result of chronic illness, specifically brainfog. Typically, we associate the phrase “side-effects” with a negative effect caused by a medication. I’m on a lot of medication so naturally, I have a lot of side effects. But they aren’t the ones […]
COLOUR OF OCTOBER BLOG- Painting my Chronic Pain, I talk about my painting I created to express my battle with chronic pain. So if you follow me on any of my other social media, you may have seen this painting. A lot of you know how much this means to me personally, but I thought […]
You can’t do everything. I guess this goes hand-in-hand with my last post about the spoon theory but I think it’s something important I talk about. It’s been over 2 months since I’ve made a blog post, and that’s been hard. It’s not that I have writer’s block- I’ve had many different ideas of things […]
COLOUR OF OCTOBER BLOG- What is a Spoonie? I explain and talk about the chronic illness analogy: The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino. What is a spoonie? This was a question I was asked by a bewildered friend of mine who was wondering why the hell I had been writing, the word “spoonie” in different typographic […]
COLOUR OF OCTOBER BLOG- What is Online Homeschooling Like? I talk about the switch from mainstream to online homeschooling when I become chronically ill. It did feel a bit like admitting defeat – deciding to start distance education, that is. We thought I would be better within days… then weeks… then when it started to […]
COLOUR OF OCTOBER BLOG- Year in Review A Candid look back on 2016. The highs and lows of my year not only as a chronic pain sufferer but an artist. This year has been a strange one! On one hand I would- without a doubt- call 2016 the hardest year of my life. But on […]
Conflicted is the word I would use to sum up how I’ve been feeling the past few weeks. I recently got a concerning result on a medical test. The typical response to a result like this would probably be negative, and filled with worry. And while there is that aspect, as someone who has been […]
Hi, I’m Liz. I am a 17 year old girl, suffering with chronic pain for the past 3 years and I am the creator of Colour of October. The story of how I got to this place is very long and I intend to eventually share it all, but for now I’ll start with the […]
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