Last year, I came up with a concept – Disability Free December. After a year of diagnosis, and therapy, and medical professionals, and research – I had had enough! I wanted time off from “being disabled and sick”. So I decided to have a break. One month of no appointments that were disability or illness related. One month of no research or advocacy. One month – free!
It worked so well that I am doing it again this year. I have no appointments lined up for December. Not for me, or either of the boys (other than Quinn, who will do a couple of Occupational Therapy sessions to end the school term). Obviously if one of us gets sick, then I’ll do what I have to do, but as a general rule – no appointments. I will concentrate on Christmas and family. I’ll do some scrapbooking and writing. I may end up doing research or advocacy, but ONLY if it pleases me to do so at the time, instead of from some form of feeling that I “should”.
I love this time of year that is about to descend upon us 🙂