Driving to Faraway Coffee Shops While Learning to Honor My Good Days
Hi everyone! Alyssa’s latest column is up, in which she talks about bad days, good days, and the importance of honoring both. Driving to faraway coffee shops may seem strange, but for Alyssa, it’s a way for her to honor good days—she has the energy for a trip, and she has time to spare, so why not take advantage of decent health and be spontaneous? Then, when the bad days inevitably come around, she has the memories of road trips and coffee shops to keep her mood bright.
I’ve been struggling with fatigue the past couple of days, so Alyssa’s column was posted at the perfect time. I often wish I felt better—had more energy, fewer headaches, so on and so forth. But the fact of the matter is that, with SMA, you can’t escape the bad days. They’ll always be there. But, on the flip side, good days will also occur! The important thing is to acknowledge where you’re at and make space for your health—whether it’s good or bad—in your everyday life.
How do you honor your good days? When you have bad days, how do you care for yourself?