Chronic Voice Link-Up: Why Autumn is my Best Time of Year

Hello Autumn! I love this time of year. Maybe it is because my Dry Eye Syndrome seems to improve, and the pain recedes ever so slightly before we hit the cold depths of winter. Maybe I just feel more productive because I prefer shorter days and longer nights. Sunlight can be too powerful for my sensitive eyes, and sometimes I even struggle on a cloudy day when the white light is too intense. Here is my take on the Chronic Voice link-up prompts:


Autumn is my most productive time of year, and this time I am producing early results for my brand-new business, Goldstone Reiki. I set up a website and social media pages at the end of September, and I am already booking in clients, practicing reiki healing treatments, and continuing my professional development.


In order to set up my new business I had to acquire better skills in the boring side of business: planning, administration, and cash flow forecast. Having always shied away from anything involving numbers and maths, this has proved quite a positive experience for me as I acquired new-found self confidence in my ability to crunch numbers and develop a sound business idea.


My mind is busy switching from one business to another as I continue to run my SpookyMrsGreen blog while simultaneously working on Goldstone Reiki. Sometimes it feels overwhelming but mostly I am happy to switch between two jobs that I find satisfying and rewarding. I am lucky to be here, and grateful for all my experiences.


I couldn’t find much to be disappointed about recently, although I am anxiously waiting to see if my planned family holiday in Wales will go ahead at half-term… no more lockdowns, please! I did finish reading Invisible Women by Caroline Criado-Perez and found it disappointing. It’s a book I had wanted to read for some time, but when I finally gave it my attention, I found the content dry and decidedly depressing. It didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know, apart from presenting long paragraphs of facts and figures that were quite difficult to read and make sense of. Not a book I would recommend, unfortunately.


I joined The Reiki Association as part of my continued professional development, and during the past few weeks I have joined in with some group reiki energy shares and meditations. I look forward to forming new friendships and meeting a whole new network of practitioners and spiritual people that could widen my perspectives and help me grow into a new phase of life.

Chronic Voice Link-Up

I joined the social network for A Chronic Voice because I needed to find people who understand what life is like with chronic illness, people like me. Today I have written a post using the October link-up prompts, to show my experience of living with a chronic pain disorder. Click here to find other blog posts from fellow chronic pain sufferers, or #spoonies as we call ourselves online.

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3 Responses to Chronic Voice Link-Up: Why Autumn is my Best Time of Year

  1. Carrie Kellenberger says:

    Hi Catherine. It’s nice to meet you! Congratulations on opening your new business! I wish you the best of luck. I like how you worked with the writing prompts this month!

  2. rhiannlouise says:

    Hello again for another month, Catherine! It’s great to see you participating again and thank you for sharing your thoughts; I hope you are doing as well as can be. Congrats on your new business, it’s brilliant news, and I wish you all the best with it! And hope you continue to be productive during these autumnal months! Am so sorry to hear about your trip to Wales, I live here and know that it is unlikely to go ahead as we are in another lockdown currently, I know how disappointing it can be as two holidays have been cancelled this year but hoping it will happen next year! Fingers crossed!

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