It's been a while since the Zebra Pit has added to our Working with Chronic Illness series. I enlisted the help of spoonie entrepreneur, graphic designer and blogger Kirsten, who owns Graphic Organic and works as a freelance graphic designer. Kirsten was kind enough to lay out a few of the things she found instrumental to building her business and discusses a little about how she manages the needs and constraints of her chronic illness with her work. Please help offer Kirsten a warm Zebra Pit welcome. I hope you appreciate her invaluable advice as much as I do!
Originally shared on TYHT, with this reblogged post, you’ll be prepared to advocate for your health while keeping your current position or finding a better career that fits your needs.
Trying to reconcile why I fell apart so quickly trying to work outside my home with EDS.
I probably shouldn’t be writing this right now. I’m so full of rage I’m apoplectic. I need to get some of this off my chest. I feel like I’m one big raw nerve being used as a hacky-sack by a battalion of porcupines. I feel sorry for the one who makes me burst, because I’m … Continue reading Again, My World Shrinks
On finishing my second month of work, I wanted to take stock of this little venture and offer an honest take of how I’m faring so far. In some ways, I’m pleasantly surprised. In others, I’m worried I’ve taken on more than I can chew. I’ve made mistakes. I’ve seen strides. It’s taking time to … Continue reading 60 Day Check-in