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A Great Life.

You ever have someone make you feel as though you were incapable of doing things, like you were an invalid of sorts?

Having Fibromyalgia, among other things, seems to give people some right to make claims over what I can and cannot do. Yes, I will hurt a lot if I exert myself too much. Does that mean I stop living?

“Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.” A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. A career scientist turned politician…(Wikipedia)

I guess one needs to determine what their destined place is. Once determined, then decide what fighting means. One also must come to realize what ‘great life’ means for them. Your great life may not be my great life. In fact, I can guarantee it’s not. How can I be sure?
I already know what great life means for me.
It takes a lot to fight. I call it sticking to my guns. Once you make a decision you must follow through with it. Many things will be thrown in your way. Sometimes they even make a lot of sense. You are momentarily sidetracked, waylaid. The goal, the great life is still ahead and still attainable, but the path is now muddied and rather being in a car you’re on foot.
The thing is, why are you now on foot? It’s because you let it happen. You let doubt and fear get in the way. Fear comes in many forms. You may fear some physical reaction. Maybe it’s a form of emotional abuse that attacks you and attempts to prevent you from arriving at your destination.
Yet, here I am, taking steps to enjoy my life. Just because my life doesn’t match the everyday ordinary vanilla expectations of those around me doesn’t mean that it’s wrong. It doesn’t mean it’s bad. You would be surprised at how little in my life these past few years would have been accomplished if I caved at every turn.
Here I am. Come and take me.

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Ronovan Hester is an author, with a debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling now on available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. "5.0 out of 5 stars: Now, I want to warn you… this is not your typical pirate tale! It’s BETTER!" "5.0 out of 5 stars: Totally unpredictable and a real gem of a discovery - Highly Recommended" "5.0 out of 5 stars: An action packed journey to piracy and revenge – all in the name of the crown, queen and county – set in 1705." He shares his life of problems and triumphs through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of writing, authors and community through his online world has led to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge, Weekly Fiction Prompt Challenge, and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

17 thoughts on “A Great Life.

  1. A great post Ronovan, which I relate to all too well living with a severe auto-immune disease, which has been in remission for two years…thank goodness.
    I had chemo to treat the disease after a severe bout of pneumonia which almost wiped me out. I stopped work and was in survival mode and it took me a good 18 months to 2 years to recover from the chemo. I also have young kids so they’re part of my thinking too.
    Two weeks ago, I had a job interview for a one day a week job at my daughter’s school. These jobs are so convenient so the competition was fierce and I didn’t get it. That’s fine because I did wonder whether the organisational requirements of the role would clash and even undermine my creativity.
    All this process made me think and reassess a lot of things and who I am. When I was younger and I was well, there’s no way I would’ve considered writing without any kind of income but I even find that strangely appealing as no one owns me. I can write and express myself without being censored and needing to conform to corporate thinking. With what’s going on in our world, I’ve found that freedom important. I can take a stand and be accountable.
    xx Rowena

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  2. I think you bring up a very relevant point. It’s too easy to fall in the trap of living according to other’s expectations. It gives us excuses not to be happy and not to succeed. Each of us is responsible for our own happiness and how we get there. 🙂

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  3. Hi Ronovan I know this feeling well, I have broken my back twice,had ops learned to walk again, I now have knee problems. I get smothered by my husband caring, it is suffocating! I will do this I will do that and so on. Friends and family alike do their utmost to invidalise me!! I fight to do house work, shopping, go to the gym, Pilates and like you I will not give up or give in!! They do it with ‘love’ but it feels like control . We just need to keep our goals in sight as you say. 😉 xxxx

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  4. Hi Ronovan. Nice song and post. It’s hard to be different until we realise everyone’s unique. I’m a teacher and I believe every person is singular and brings something different into our world. I’d say respect, live and let live is a pretty good motto 🙂 Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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  5. I love your attitude and the positivity and strength that came from your post. Powerful words to help us realise that our lives and our purpose are our own, no one else can live it for us.

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  6. Fibromyalgia here too. I just posted foods for people with Fibromyalgia that they should or shouldn’t eat. I am going to try it myself. I have to change my diet to a healthy one anyhow and most of these foods will help my diabetes as well. God be with you.

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  7. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I am always astonished at the positivity that is shared by those who have challenges in their lives. For example how mature and thoughtful children who have endured years of treatment are, how adults with chronic diseases continue day in and day out to accomplish without complaint. Ronovan Hester has not let his health get in the way of achieving his goals. He illustrates that there is only a one letter difference between whining and winning.

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