My name is Martin and I am a young male from the UK. I've always been pretty active and lived a balanced lifestyle, however, in the last couple of years, things have changed. My health has slowly deteriorated, it's affected my travel, my diet, my career and my overall well-being. The biggest factor is the impact on my energy levels, often leaving me fatigued, tired and sometimes anxious.
I've decided to start blogging because I need to keep my mind active. I am currently unable to hold a job down, I've had 21 hospital admissions in 14 months and my episodes have been pretty severe. I've lost some independence and I wanted to share my story with other people who may be chronically ill.
I'm not going to let this illness hold me back, I plan to try and open my own coffeehouse, and I pledge to eat, travel, and absorb culture more than ever before. I love to cook and share my foodie thoughts, I brew good coffee and I am also a barista in my spare time. I also plan to review local restaurants and share my experiences, hopefully, great food will always be on the menu for me. Maybe you can help me? You could invite me to try your local cuisine?
I'm not going to go into too much detail in my first blog post, I wouldn't want to bore people. I also want my blog to be a positive read, just to show people that if you're chronically ill, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy yourself. I know the severity of others people's conditions varies, but a positive frame of mind is a good thing.
I am using some of the popular social media platforms, so if my story interests you, or even if we share similar interests, pop by and say hello. You can subscribe to my Youtube, like my Facebook page, tweet me on Twitter and follow me on Instagram for all the latest blog posts.
Thanks for reading!
The Hand That Bites