For those with chronic illnesses, the word and concept of "pacing oneself" comes up frequently. It's something I struggle with on a regular basis. Often I feel there is a great chasm separating all I wish to accomplish in relation to all I actually accomplish.
Over the years, I have learned that rest and recovery is absolutely necessary. I have learned that attending a conference or event will set me back physically, that there will be down time and that there will be recovery time. For example, it has taken me over a week to recover from the Abilities Expo. That being said, attending the Abilities Expo was completely worth it. I will share more information about the Expo in future posts, for now, I am sitting back, relaxing and allowing my body to recover and heal.