Welcome to the Spoonieverse – the vast parallel universe of the unwell.
Right, let’s do this.
Prepare the drumroll, please!
It is with great pleasure that I can introduce you to
– barrarappampampaaaaa –
my new blog:
Welcome to the Spoonieverse!
Hello, and welcome to the Spoonieverse! I first launched this blog, under a different name, back in 2011. I had struggled with a chronic illness since my teens, but the blog began when I had to give up my job and found myself completely lost in this vast parallel universe of the unwell. I was scared and lonely and had no idea how to cope, so I decided to reach out and blog about my experience.
My blogging has been sporadic over the years, but with a little help from a few friends, I managed to build a little catalogue of posts on both personal and general spoonie subjects.
This year, I had decided to move all my blogs (I’ve had a few in the 25+ years since I started ) from the free portals where they were hosted to my own private domains. Today, I was going to launch my Personal & Professional Development blogs, Växthuset (in Swedish) and The Coaching Couch, but desperate times call for desperate measures. And it’s hard to think of a time more desperate for the world at large than the one we’re currently facing.
At least in my lifetime.
The situation with the coronavirus is, of course, upsetting for most people; but the Spoonieverse has been especially shook as most of us are in the high risk category. And by the look of things, very few, if any, of us can expect to get any help if we get sick and need hospitalisation. There’s simply not enough beds, not enough staff, and not enough resources to prioritise anyone who doesn’t have a good chance to survive. It is a frighteningly grim reality we are facing.
No, love, You're Not Alone!
No, love, you’re not alone! We’re all very glad to have you here, yet so very sad you had to come.
Over the last couple of days, my friend Leanna and I have had many long conversations with each other and with other fellow spoonies. We have all received so many messages, emails and phone calls from people in need of practical help, and from people who need someone to listen as they vent their worst fears. But we’ve also received plenty of heart warming messages of support for which we are tremendously grateful.
In the light of all this, I’ve decided to do a little swap-a-roo and leave my coach ramblings on the back burner for a while.
This little blog was originally pencilled in for a September relaunch, so today we’re actually baptising a part of my ship six months ahead of plan. (Something that gives me great satisfaction as I’ve been late with, and for, pretty much everything for the past 10 years of my life…)
The good thing about this change is that we now have a place to talk about the scary times we suddenly find ourselves in. The not so good thing about this is that the blog is far from finished. If you take a look around in here, you may find that some areas will be changing as we go along. Pages are still missing, categories and various other features need to be set up etc. If you think it seems like I’m “not quite there yet” that’s because we’re not quite there yet… =)
In kick-starting the new Spoonieverse blog today, I’m hoping we’ll be able to put more content out there to help and support each other and our community through these hard times. As I said, we’re starting with some things not quite finished, and others a lot messier than I’d like them to be. But we’ll deal with that as and when.
I’ll do my best to keep you posted on any updates to the blog, but the main focus may have to be on the instagram account. For now, I’ll do my very best to be there with you, and for you, every step of the way until we’ve seen this sodding through.
Just remember – you are not alone and we will get through this together.
If you have a minute, please consider sliding into the comment sections and tell us something. Like who and how you are, or what you thought of the article or blog post you just read. Ask us anything, and let me know if there’s something else you’d like to read about. If you don’t want your response, or name, to show up on the site, just start your message with the word ANONYMOUS and it will be our secret.
If you’re on instagram, please come and join us over there at the newly launched (today) Spoonieverse on instagram account.
When you read, share, like, comment, follow and (later on) subscribe, you don’t only make me ridiculously happy and grateful; you also help us show google and other search engines that we exist. This is very important for a small fish who dreams of becoming a whale. =)
After 25 years of anonymous blogging on a number of free platforms, Evalena Styf decided to go pro and put all of her writings on a private wall. In her personal blog, she primarily writes about: personal and professional development; living the dream; and how to go on living, and loving, when everything seems to be falling apart.
Using her knack for storytelling, Evalena dives into a sea of personal and professional experiences to bring a wide range of difficult and diverse topics to the surface. These topics include funkophobia, social exclusion, chafing societal norms, mental & physical health issues, racism, poverty, identity, creativity, nerdiness, lusting for life and longing for death.