Monday, 27 June 2011


today i found out that i will be graduating with a 2:1 ba honours degree. 
i cannot explain how much this means to me; the last four years have been chock-a-block with ups and downs. 
so much has changed, and right now all i can think is that this time three years ago, i thought that i might have to drop out of uni because of my health. 
m.e. has been a part of my life for 3 years now, and though i have been improving since i found out about being a coeliac, every day of my life is dependent on my energy levels. 
uni was more of a struggle for me than i think i ever let on, but if anyone with m.e. reads this, or knows of anyone who suffers with m.e., i genuinely believe that it will get better. 
i will never let this illness control my life- it may impact a large part of it, but i will never give up. 


  1. congratulations on your degree! and good for you for not letting your illness getting in the way of what you want.

    very inspiring x

  2. Ohh your hat is gorgeous! Congratulations with your degree! Be sure to enter my £100 ASOS giveaway!

    Lost in the Haze

  3. thank you elizabeth :D

    jo, thank you too! the hat is from accessorize :)

  4. you clever sausage,just tweeted you congrats! You should be so proud of yourself,i know how hard it is to try and do a degree when you have a chronic illness and it ain't easy,but you did it and i couldnt be more happy for you! xxx

  5. hehe, thank you kate <3 i really appreciate it! just coz we have a few more set backs, doesn't mean we can't get there in the end xx

  6. Congratulations. I know a woman who's had m.e for decades, and she's had a wonderful fulfilling life. Don't let it stand in your way (you clearly haven't been letting it so far!) xx

  7. thank you laura, i really appreciate your comment! that's really good to know, it helps to hear other positive experiences! :) x


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