Out of Hibernation

Jackie, a migraineur who blogs at Life in the Canadian Desert, wrote this week about emerging from hermithood. Since I to withdraw from the world when my pain gets me down (and this happens a lot!), her post struck a chord. Once you’ve gotten into the habit of staying within a self-created comfortable space, it’s hard to leave. I admire Jackie’s willingness to jump right in and see how it goes.

3 Responses to Out of Hibernation

  1. Jackie says:

    I’m honored that my post touched you! It’s hard to get out isn’t it? And I have to admit, when I was in the depth of my migraines and doctors kept telling me to “get out and do stuff” I wanted to slap them!

    I’ve finally decided that there might be something to the “get out of the house” theory, and I’m giving it my best.

    I hope you find something that you are able to get out and do too!

    You’ve definitely inspired me. I am committed to at least one yoga class a week. Now I need to follow through on plans to call my friends (I’m terrible at that!). I’m so worried about losing my balance…


  2. ErinM says:

    Jackie, I agree. This was a good post. I can hermitize sometimes, too. Luckily, I have some things that force me out of the house.

    I’m so impressed by all you do, Erin.


  3. Mary O'Geen says:

    Dear Kerrie,

    Jackie’s post hit a note with me too. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions either but I actually made one this year and it’t for me not to isolate myself so much from the world.

    I am terrible about that, when I am feeling bad, which is alot of the time I tend to take up residence in my bedroom and half the time I don’t even answer the phone.

    I am impressed and awed by Jackie’s ability to jump right out into the real world, she is a brave lady!

    Have a good day!

    Best of luck with your resolution. My thoughts are with you. Let me know how it goes!


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