For those of you following my journey of figuring out how to live with Psoriatic Arthritis, you will know that I’ve had my moments of doubt and struggles to find my way. Many days it feels like there are a hundred hurdles between me and the end of my day, each one getting taller and harder to jump.
I have often struggled to see the positive and to find the path that God is leading me down. I’ve questioned, Why me? I’ve wondered what I could have possibly done to deserve this. I wondered how, in all this, will I manage to hold it all together.
Write to live, live to write
Enter…writing. Writing has allowed me to focus my thoughts and has provided much needed direction and distraction in my life. I have discovered a deeper understanding of living with my own psoriatic arthritis through writing about it and a piece of God’s plan for me has begun to come together.
Since the beginning of the year, I have been writing articles on living with psoriatic arthritis for an amazing website, Psoriatic-Arthritis.com. This site is part of the Health Union family of sites and the people in this company are absolutely amazing. Health Union’s goal is to “inspire people to live better with challenging health conditions.” I am truly blessed to be able to work with wonderful people who really care about the people they serve and the communities they build.
Find the positive
Without PsA, I would not have the opportunity to develop my writing talents in such a unique way, or be able to spread a message of understanding and education within the PsA community. Furthermore, working with Health Union has truly been a positive and rewarding experience that I wouldn’t have had, had it not been for PsA. Find the positive.
In all things, there is light and dark. Have I had my share of dark days? Of course. But in the darkness, there is also light.
One of the most rewarding and well received articles that I have written for Psoriatic-Arthritis.com is “The Emotional Impact of Living with Psoriatic Arthritis.” The comments and feedback on the Psoriatic-Arthritis.com Facebook page was overwhelming and affirming at the same time. It allowed me to see that, yes, I’m on the right track. What I have to say is of value and people can relate to what I have to say. I am honored to have the opportunity to give a voice to the experiences that so many people have living everyday with PsA. Working with Psoriatic-Arthritis.com has given me the opportunity to spread awareness for psoriatic arthritis and offer support and understanding. I am truly blessed.
Click here to check out some of my articles that have been published on Psoriatic-Arthritis.com.
If you find challenges in your life, if you struggle with mountains that feel too hard to climb, or you face many difficult days. Trust in God’s plan for you and you just might find the light.
Take a few minutes this Sunday and reflect on a situation in which you can make a conscious choice to focus on the light, even during the dark days.