Art and creativity have always been big aspects of my life. I studied art throughout school and then specialised in it at university, alongside a teaching degree. I went straight into work after uni and life became more focused on building a home, getting married and having children. I found myself dismissing the art activities I use to love doing and chose to spend my time on other things.
After being diagnosed I suddenly had lots more time on my hands and was determined not to waste it. Although I knew I needed to rest my body, I equally wanted to keep my brain stimulated and focussed. I started doing little projects around the house and found the activities both comforting, and therapeutic.
My love for creativity is back and I am now pushing myself (in a great way) to learn new things and perfect my skills and knowledge.