#bloggies2015 – Longlisted! Again!

Image Awards Longlisted 2015And then there was that other happy thing that happened today: the longlist publication of the Blog Awards Ireland 2015 competition. I have YOU to thank for entering my blog, and for continuing to welcome new posts and ideas. Needless to say, I equally welcome the time you spend reading and commenting on my blog.

Because this is my 3rd time being longlisted (and because I am my own harshest critic), my next goal is finding my name on the shortlist. That’s when I feel most comfortable, a little bit of a challenge, you, my laptop, that urge and the ever-present need to champion patient rights and raise public awareness on what life with an invisible illness is like.

Each day, in fact, I wish I could write more. I can’t be oblivious though to the fact that the very reason I started writing, is a chronic, neurodegenerative illness. The urge to write is a very definite one, yet it is often tempered by painful eyes, obtrusive fatigue and intense facial pain.

But… onwards and upwards we go.

After all, the secret of learning to be sick?

Love your life more than your pain.


Image thumbnail About MeAbout Willeke

Neurologically challenged by MS and personally by her will to succeed, Willeke is a disability awareness advocate seeking to improve neurological/MS services in Ireland. By highlighting difficult issues that come with such a diagnosis, she hopes her tenacity can bring some dignity 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.

7 thoughts on “#bloggies2015 – Longlisted! Again!

  1. Great news! Congratulations. I’ve been away from WordPress for sometime, please could you tell me if the lovely lady that used to write this blog still here? I think her name was Kelly but can’t be sure. I loved her writing & she helped me on many occasions. I don’t recognise the lady in the About Section as the lady I used to chat to occasionally, I do hope she is ok. Many thanks, Su x

    1. Hi Su,

      I’m unsure who you’re referring to as I am the only who writes this blog. My nickname is Billie, and Willeke my real name.

      The only Kelly I know is someone who left a couple of nice comments in the past.

      Take care,

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