Veluwe <3

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This summer Kevin and I went to the Veluwe. We rented a wheelchair bike, and saw how beautiful our country can be. It was absolutely perfect, because the heather was in full bloom and there were purple carpets all through the forest.  So magical ❤

Unfortunately my camera had some trouble with the film, so the first few shots were all accidental double exposures. They turned out kinda pretty tho, so I ain’t mad.

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Me dreaming of two Kevins?!
Me dreaming of two Kevins?!

Camera: Voigtländer Vito CL
Film: Kodak Ektar 100 35mm

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Day of resting – vlog

Hey cuties! To break the amount of large text posts, I thought I’d share a vlog I made a couple of months ago. It’s taken me a while to edit it, but I finally finished it, yay.

It’s a bit of a boring day, and I wasn’t sure if I should share it or not, but since this is normal life for me, I figured it was worth sharing after all. Real life with Annika and all that jazz.

So there you go, a shaky, wobly vlog, with pretty crappy sound and video quality. Hurra.
Expect loads of kitties, cups of tea and resting. Oh and Kevin coming over for dinner and cheering me up, yesh ❤

How to live with CFS: in theory. Pacing.

A while back I tried to make sense of all the information in my brain regarding how I may have gotten as ill as I am now. Today I’m going to try and do the same regarding one of the main physical therapies concerning my illness; Pacing.

Pacing.
The main idea behind pacing is to always do less than you are capable off, so you can ‘store energy’ for later use.
My therapists explained to me that I need to pace myself in order to get more energy. Which meant that I should always use about half of the energy and strength I have in me. Which will result in saving up energy. Which will result in a gradual build up of energy. Which will result in ‘getting better’.

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How to live with CFS: in theory. How I got ill.

So yeah, this chronic illness that I have is very, very misunderstood. It has been misunderstood for many years, and will probably be misunderstood for many more to come.
However, there is more and more talk about it in the medical community. More and more doctors are realising that it is in fact a ‘real’ illness. (as if there are fake ones?!) More and more people are talking about it. More and more people are taking it seriously.

And with all this talk about it, come more people trying to understand it, which brings even more misunderstanding.
Let it be clear before I delve into everything else: nobody is certain what can and will actually help people with CFS, because you need to understand the cause of an illness, to truly cure it. But more and more people are coming up with their own way of ‘fixing’ it.

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Veluwemeer weekend trip

Kevin’s parents have the best holiday home, and we get to use it sometimes. It’s the best place, so peaceful and quiet and beautiful ❤
We had the best weekend there, and we even managed to take a little trip to the Kröller-Müller, a museum I’ve wanted to visit for aaaages. It was super fun, and there was a lot of really beautiful art.

Anyway, I video’d a buttload of stuff, and put it all together with some music, and here it is!

Here’s hoping we’ll get to go back for many more weekendtrips, yiissss. ❤

Black and white autumn

I used to always take pictures when I was out, a hike through nature, exploring a new city, exploring my own city, having fun, being with friends.
And then I realised, that this is the exact reason why I took so very few pictures these last few years (well, very few analogue pictures at least). So I decided to start documenting my housebound life with my cameras as well.

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The black and white makes it extra omnimous I guess, haha. But there’s a lot of good times in these as well. Game nights ftw ❤

Camera: Nikon Lite Touch AF
Film: Fomapan 400