2015: Year of the Pen

We’re a few days into the New Year already, and I’m looking forward to sitting down in Starbucks Ireland once again. Parker pen, a large latte and carrot cake to take me through the thoughts in my mind while a new notebook waits for thoughts that sound like words; with emotions that sound like sentences or paragraphs. Life’s the story; my family, friends & MS gang, my inspiration.

This year will mark my fourth year of blogging, although mentally blog ‘posts’ are now called ‘articles’ and blogging turned into ‘writing’. No, it’s not a matter of being arrogant, being a social climber, or being above ‘mere’ blogging. Writing simply became a lot more than blogging.

Writing became a lifestyle.

2014 was the year of receiving an invitation to write voluntarily for a national MS society as well as for a pharmaceutical company. Obviously, I felt and still feel honoured. It feels like falling into a super soft bed each night, despite feeling constant exhausting trigeminal neuralgia and intense fatigue.

2015 will see an increased level of writing. Bloggers’ Block is gone and therefore Writers Block – teenage-twin of said Block before – will only be allowed to hang around for 10min, if not less.

So please hang in there; I’m still enjoying my mam’s visit to Ireland. Once she’s safely back in Belgium, I’ll start writing passionately again. Ideas are already taking shape, as well as half-written articles, so mentally I’m with pen and paper already.

The Year of the Pen

2015: The Year of the Pen

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About Willeke

Neurologically challenged by MS and personally by her will to succeed, Willeke is a disability awareness advocate seeking to improve neurological services in Ireland. By highlighting difficult issues that come with a MS diagnosis, she hopes her words and tenacity can bring justice to people most in need of a modern, inclusive healthcare system that looks after every aspect of life.

© Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

  1. […] this year I added a blog post on my homepage called, “2015: Year of the Pen”. Seeing it made my heart stop for a second, and I felt my year of the pen wasn’t meant to be […]

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  2. Happy new year and best wishes to you and yours for health, happiness, peace & prosperity in 2015!

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    1. Thank you, and a very successful one to you!

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  3. happy newyear Willeke, I always enjoy reading your news xxx

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    1. Dankjewel en een wat late gelukkig nieuwjaar voor jullie allemaal!

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  4. Happy writing in 2015
    Didn’t know it was the year of the pen.
    Enjoy the time with your Mama.

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    1. Oh it’s the year of the pen in my mind, Jean. Meaning I want to write loads this year :D

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    1. Likewise, we’re going to make a big one of it!

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