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Thanks for visiting my blog!  This blog is an exploration of my experience with sudden and debilitating illness.

For the first twenty-five years of my life, I was a healthy, active, optimistic, hardworking, happy person, blessed with great health.  On July 17, 2012, my universe changed dramatically.  I fell very sick and have not emerged from the murky waters since.  A description of what happened to me is here.

I am very hopeful that I will recover someday.  It’s uncertain how or when this might happen.  I am certain that, through God’s grace, I will find ways to live a happy, full life, regardless of what limitations I have.  

Since February 2013, I have been living in St Petersburg, Florida, which is a beautiful and kind place that my dog, Jezabel, and I are blessed to be carving our little spot in.

I hope this blog will help me connect with other people who are enduring chronic illnesses.  I know we are all stronger together.  I hope we can help one another by simply being present and acknowledging our shared experiences and emotions.  I aspire to be known and understood and to offer the same to others; this is, perhaps, the sweetest thing.  If you wish, please share a bit of your story with me, either in a comment or by e-mail to GraceLiggett@gmail.com.  I would love to hear from you.

I also pray that, through writing, I can share my story with the people who knew me before I got sick, bridging the gap between the healthy, mainstream population, and those of us who are living quiet, difficult lives because of illness.

Love.

5 thoughts on “about this blog

  1. I am so happy you found my blog because now I’ve discovered yours too! Your hopes for blogging are very similar to mine and in the 5 months since I started my blog I have found those hopes to have become reality. Writing has helped my reflect and think. It is chronicling my experience and most importantly it has helped me connect with others in a similar situation to mine and that has been just wonderful.

  2. Thank you, both! I am encouraged that there are people I can relate to. And it’s not only in terms of suffering. It also is in terms of encouragement, hope, and strength! Keep on keepin’ on, friends 🙂

  3. Glad to have found you on here. Can really relate to sudden change and collapse and crash of your body. And I can also relate to the stuff I’ve learnt from this journey. As much as it fucking sucks, the lessons are hella constant and consistent! And, I can see are laying foundations of compassion and understanding in areas I never would have had if this hadnt have happened. Love x

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