Welcome to The Invisible Vision Project’s blog, and welcome to another episode of Guest Blogger Interviews #7. Today’s interview is with a lovely chronic illness and mental health blogger, her name is Laura, and her blog is called Laura Spoonie Blogs. Without further ado, let’s welcome Laura and get to know more about her and her blog!
Please briefly introduce yourself.
My name is Laura, and I’m in my early twenties.
Laura = middle name, Spoonie = Someone with a Chronic illness, physical and/or mental.
I suffer from multiple Chronic illnesses: Fibromyalgia, CRPS, Asthma, to name a few. I’ve also had a long time battle with mental illness and been a young carer since the age of 11.
What are your hobbies and interests?
My hobbies and interests include art (drawing & painting), listening to music, blogging, being amongst nature.
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Japanese writing – Studying in bed
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KANJI Study Book
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Where I am with Japanese
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