So here’s my new series. Joy’s Journal. It’s about a girl living with a secret, and how she deals with it. It’s journal style, but there will still be pictures, because Joy is an artiest. Anyway, here it is!
I had finished writing early, so I opened my journal.
Ok so where was I? Oh yeah, my secret.
I’m sick. Not with a cold or the flu, but with a chronic illness, (Meaning it probably won’t ever go away.) Only my parents know about this, but that doesn’t make it any more bearable.
Every day I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus- tiered, sore, and wanting to skip the day. Sometimes it get so bad, that I can’t even do normal things like go to school. Sometimes I have to skip things I really want to go to.
Here’s a pain scale. Most people complain when they get to two, but for me, it’s a nine most days. I never tell though. I hate being pitied, and if people knew, I would be pitied all the time. So no one knows. Not that it’s easy though. I try not to lie, but sometimes I have to to cover up my secret. Some days I can do things like open draws, climb stairs, and get dressed. Some days it;s like climbing mount Everest, and it takes all my strength. If you see me sliding down the banister, it’s not because I’m insane, but because it takes too much strength to simply walk down the stairs.
Anyway, maybe I should tell you a little more about me, because my illness doesn’t describe who I am. My name is Joy Fully. Yes my parents really did name me Joy Fully. I have a middle name too.(But you will never ever figure it out.) Mom often tells me to do things Joyfully, and I do, because that’s me. Sometimes I get teased, but I don’t bear it alone. I have three sisters, Hope Fully, Faith Fully, and Grace Fully. I really like art. I am pretty good at it too. And I love writing in this journal, but I have to hide it, because I don’t anyone finding out my secret.
I have a hard life, but what can I do? It’s just who I am. Joy Fully.