This has been one of the most exciting weeks of my life, I've gone from idea to new website in a week and that's because the idea for Live in Love in Laugh in literally came into my mind almost fully formed. I've wanted to get it all together and out into the real world, so that it can start making a difference and supporting people like me who are stuck at home and want more from life than daytime TV; but often wonder how they can get it.
Live in Love in Laugh in is a new community set up to bring people together and help fill their calendar full of things to look forward to including parties, holidays and trips; but all without ever leaving home! Perfect if you're housebound or are unable to go out much, for whatever reason.
I've been house bound and bed bound for a lot of years and I know how boring it is, so this is me using my frustrations to find a solution, the best one I can get!
I sometimes wonder why I bother with my big dreams and crazy plans, they can seem insane. Why not just stay in bed, watch TV and read - it sounds like fun, for about a day; but I know I want more from life. I don't want my days to blur together; I want to create events, full of fun and joy. Memories that will last forever, so that I can look back on my year and know that I have lived the best I possibly can right now. I don't want to fade into my illness, to just be an ill young woman who could have been someone. I want to be someone now and I want to live now! I'd love it if you'd like to join me.
Find out how here...
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about women who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.