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  1. I hope you feel better really soon, Kelli. I’ve been reading your blog for a while and I find your posts so inspiring I just had to say something: as a person who struggles with chronic illness, I look up to you as someone who has not waited for her life to be perfect to do the things she wants to do. I can’t express how nice it is that you share this side of yourself with the world: “me as I really am” not “me as I’d like to be.” Online, that’s pretty rare, and I love that you are so honest. I’m sure you already know this, but you’re not the only one with issues and the rest of us with similar issues really appreciate having someone we can relate to! Just wanted you to hear it from someone who has been enjoying your blog posts very much. ❤ Maybe you get a lot of comments like this, but one more can't hurt, right?

    It's been hard watching my friends get married and move away and do things I always doubted I'd be able to do. I waver between desperately ill and actually getting by, struggling to cope with mental and physical disorders every day as I feverishly peck at my books and try to start an online business. For that reason, I've always thought I would have one hand tied behind my back in life – that I'd have to put off getting married, taking care of my own home, traveling, and doing the other things I want to do that most people in my family take for granted.

    I know deep down that it's better to take things day by day, one step at a time, and be happy with my decisions if I choose not to do something that might leave me crippled for the rest of the weekend, but being an adult and being unsure of your own ability to take care of yourself and your loved ones isn't exactly an uplifting situation.

    When I read your blog posts they are often connected with something similar that is happening in my own life, and I thank God for the encouragement that you have provided me through this blog. Since I don't have many friends with problems like mine, that feeling of being connected with someone else who has to take things slow is nice. Things like staying home by yourself when your family goes somewhere fun and choosing to be happy about it, setting achievable goals and making them smaller if you find yourself too exhausted to complete them that day…

    Today's short post inspired me as much as – if not more than – some of your much longer, more detailed ones.

    Hopefully you don't mind reading this overly long comment, and in the meantime I'll keep taking things one day at a time. Having fun productive days, and the triumph of surviving the bad ones. And striving for done, not perfect!

    You're an inspiration.

    – Jackie


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