Monday, October 11, 2010

Join the Club!

It occurred to me when I was commented on Kerri's post the other day(last week) that I don't believe I've ever explained how the title of my blog came to be. I far to often tell someone to Join the Club! When they complain about being sick/not feeling well. Like many people with asthma, allergies, and other invisible illness, if I frequently don't tell you how blech I'm feeling.  So when my friends(or occassionally complete strangers), are being whiners, I tell them to "join the club!"
Okay not this kind of club :P
This is not to say that I don't whine about feeling like $#!+ occasionally too. I do that far too often. I am trying to avoid doing it but it is a challenge to face feeling like you are inhaling shards of glass or there is a vice grip around your sinuses. I can honestly say I've gotten better at looking on the bright side of things even when I feel like just curling up in a ball and napping all day/night. However, I am really making an effort to stay positive and find the happy things in life.

Were it not for asthma and a latex allergy I would've never found some awesome people on listservs and blogs. I would've probably also never started running. I always took it for granted that I couldn't run. Graceful, is probably still not a descriptor for my stride nor is lightening. However, I get out there and pound the pavement and that's what counts.

So welcome to the Club, we're a ragtag bunch of folks, but we know how to have a good time and live life even when the going gets tough. We may never change the world but we might inspire some people who knows maybe we might just change the world when we aren't flaring. :P So keep on rocking it out here in the Club, do what you do be your awesome self and join in!


kerri said...

Coolest. Club. Ever.

We come from all over the place, from all kinds of walks of life, and unite--which is pretty darn cool, I think.

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