There's so many things I'd like to be able to do: to get well enough to go back to work; to get to a healthy weight; to simplify my life and get rid of many of my possessions; to move to a smaller (easier to manage) home, preferably with no carpets to vacuum; to finally find the love of my life; to pay off another of my debts; to write a book about living with lupus; to write two fiction books that have been running through my mind for a couple of years; get the membership of the Sometimes, it is Lupus Facebook page from the hundreds to the thousands; adapt to life with my daughter living away from home ...
So many things I'd like to do aren't realistic at all, and others I'm already working on.
But a big goal? A major achievement for the year? I'd like to see awareness of the Lupus Business Directory spread. I'd like it to be something people use regularly - that maybe even they check if there's a business in the directory producing what they're looking for before they look anywhere else.
There are a number of problems with setting that as a major goal. I don't know how to measure whether I've succeeded. It's not something I can do on my own - I don't have a budget for an advertising campaign, so I'm reliant on word-of-mouth, on people telling other people and sharing on social media.
I don't know how I would measure, but I really would love to discover that my little project really did make a difference for people struggling with the financial burdens of chronic illness.
So, I'd like your help.
If you know of any businesses (or have one) owned/run by people with chronic illnesses, please email me the details.
Please share the Lupus Business Directory link with your friends, and tell them about the goal of helping people with chronic illnesses to earn their own income.
This post was written as part of Wego Health's National Health Blog Post Month.