I have to firstly thank you, thank you for being massive supports and loyal readers. Cheerleaders, I may say. I am truly grateful.
On Monday night I was interviewed by Voice America, which was very daunting to me at first. I have never done an interview for an American channel before. We all know the American full of life personality can be hard to keep up with and I wasn't sure they would understand my English terms. Yet, there was nothing really to worry about. Jeff the CEO of Voice America and his co-host Ryan were awesome. They put me at ease from the outset. For anyone, being told you have a 30 minute slot with no music is a little worrying. How can you re-organise your thoughts? Take a time out? Have a break? I don't know if it is just me that can talk a lot but the 30 minutes flew by. I felt at ease and began to relax when I got into it. I managed to keep up with their energy which was important to me. The CEO was also impressed with my interview, which meant so much to me because they interview the top people in their game all over the world. Big companies making a difference, authors, film makers and so on. So, that really did put me at ease and helped me believe that the interview will help people globally. I mean it is going to be broadcast to over 140 countries in Mid-March and will be available on iTunes for people to download, which is great too.
I thank Voice America for a fun Monday night and an enjoyable interview.
Then, yesterday it was release day and my interview with Gilly for BBC radio Lancashire. It is becoming like my second home at BBC radio Lancashire and I am so thankful, for the support and love they give me. As always, I enjoyed my interview with Gilly and my time at the BBC radio Lancashire studio. If you want to listen to that interview, you can listen via the link below:
I think it is important when you give any interview is to be honest, truthful but also cheerful. You want to spread positivity and inspire not be doom and gloom even though a lot of the context of my book highlights the upset, distress and sadness Lyme Disease has and continues to bring me. It is so important to seek the sun amongst the clouds, dance in the rain and be as positive as possible. We have to bring the candle to light up the darkness. When you are trying to be uplifting to others, you yourself have to lead by example and that is what I hope to do.
This week, although we are only half way through has been exhausting. My interviews have been great fun and I have loved every second of them but my stomach as you all know is a real pain. I am up most nights, all night in great pain, which tires out my days. I feel weak and normal tasks are 100x harder. I don't have the stamina to get through the day the same. I wish I did.
Ever the glamourous life-style that living with chronic illness is, I am in hospital tomorrow in hope that I can get some answers to my stomach issues. They really are making my life SUPER DUPER hard at the moment. I am hoping to get tomorrow over and then actually focus on enjoying the work that spent so many hours working on and maybe even celebrating a little.
It isn't an easy time balancing it all but I guess it just goes to prove that we have to make the best of life, nothing is ever straight forward and easy. It is always complex with bumps in the road and hurdles to jump over.
Finally, a BIG, MASSIVE thank you!
You all inspire me and I hope I can keep working hard, chasing my dreams and turning (often crazy ideas, into realities).