Level-Up – Series Category

Level-Up: Part 61

I hadn’t realised it had been five months since I last wrote here. Five months! It wasn’t intentional. I never made a conscious decision to stop updating Level-Up and I certainly haven’t made some miraculous recovery where my vestibular disorder has simply dispersed. It still dictates how each day plays out, though I really try […]

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Level-Up: Part 60

Now that I don’t write about my vestibular disorder and living with chronic illness on a weekly basis, it’s easy to let achievements or difficult weeks slip away without really processing them and I miss that. If only for myself, I’m going to run through the past few weeks, but I’m adding a few tips […]

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Level-Up: Part 59

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written a health post, and honestly, I feel it. I don’t mean that I’ve deteriorated. The hard work I’ve ploughed into improving my self-esteem and confidence, and handling the bad days has really been paying off lately. I can feel them getting more robust again. Slowly but steadily. […]

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Level-Up: Part 58

This isn’t a very festive post, but I wanted to share it before I forgot the details for anyone else applying for PIP who wanted to hear about the renewal experience. It’s not terribly sad, so don’t worry. It’s just not full of jingle bells. Here’s something festive to make up for it. Last Wednesday […]

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Level-Up: Part 57

I’m not doing very well with my scheduling at the moment. I was going to write this post tomorrow, but as I’m stuck on the sofa with a stomach bug and feeling a bit sorry for myself I thought I’d write this while I have the quiet time. This week I finished my university comedy […]

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Level-Up: Part 56

This post is a couple of days later than I wanted it to be because I was either incredibly tired or very busy, so I’ve been trying to fit things in where I can. Such is life. When I last saw my rehab therapist at the hospital she told me that my next challenge was […]

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Level-Up: Part 55

I’m back! What do you mean you didn’t even notice I was gone?! You know last time I said that moving to posting Level-Up fortnightly was really working for me? As the weeks went on I found it wasn’t. Two weeks is a surprisingly long time and I was starting to feel really disconnected from it. […]

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Level-Up: Part 54

Since posting Part 53 of Level-Up I’ve also written a separate but related post that you may wish to read if you missed it. It’s about kindness, how not to reject it when it feels overwhelming and how other people’s compliments on my own illness journey shocked me, in the nicest way, into recognising how […]

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Some reflection

First of all, if you’ve left a comment for me or sent me a message over the past 24 hours because you found me through VEDA, thank you so much. I promise you haven’t been ignored or forgotten. I’ll be in touch directly by the end of tomorrow. Yesterday the Vestibular Disorders Association shared my […]

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Level-Up: Part 53

First of all, I have to say thank you to everyone who was so kind and supportive after I posted my video to mark one year of this blog series. When I hit the publish button, my hand was genuinely shaking a little. I just didn’t know how it would be received. I thought it […]

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