An excerpt from her new blog - Kaleidoscope Muff: A Journey Through the Various Stages of My MS.
In the beginning...
This is my first blog, so please bear with me as I learn the ropes!
A little about me…
I’m a “woman of a certain age” – old enough to know better, but with the heart and soul of youth! I am married to a wonderful guy, have 3 children [boy, girl, boy,] and will become a grandmother in February.
I was a Junior High English teacher and then became an elementary school principal. During that particular journey, I was diagnosed with MS, and am now on disability, trying desperately to adjust to this new situation.
I follow many MS blogs which help me in this adjustment period. In another posting, I’ll describe how all of this occurred. For now, I just need to begin this journal.
In the past, I was also a cross stitch fanatic; thus, all the blogs in my collection which follow other stitchers. I was also an artist – drawing, painting, pen and ink, calligraphy – and at one time had my own small business, selling my works. All of those pursuits have been dropped by the wayside as this disease progressed. However, I hate thinking of myself as a quitter, so I’m trying to discovery ways I can get back to some of these pursuits. Not an easy process, as I have little use of my right hand.
I named this blog Kaleidoscope because that’s how I envision my life. With each little turn, I find a new picture before me. Sometimes the view is confusing, but I try to find beauty in it.
I hope that in time, I’ll hear from some of you out there. I know it will take time before I’m accepted as part of the blogging community, but I’ll be patient. If you’re a fellow MSer, let me know how your days are going. If you’re a stitcher, share your work with me!
Wishing all of you a pleasant day!!